Friday, May 17, 2013
Check Patch Saturday to find out the exact location of the checkpoint.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the checkpoint it announced earlier this week was will be in Portage County Saturday evening. The exact location of the drunken driving checkpoint will be known Saturday morning. The checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to a press release from the Ravenna post. "Based on provisional data, there were 452 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 494 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lt. Christopher Heverly, commander of the Ravenna Post, said in a prepared statement. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Between the sobriety checkpoint and regular patrols, Solon Police rounded up a high number of drunken drivers last weekend. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
From Aug. 24 through Aug. 26, Solon Police arrested and charged 17 people with driving drunk. The drivers were caught all over the city, from SOM Center Road and Aurora Road to the intersection of Richmond and Cannon roads, where the police set up a sobriety checkpoint on Aug. 25. Police reports show that seven of the 17 drivers charged were picked up at the checkpoint. Remember, an arrest does not mean a conviction. Beyond that, police also cited two drivers for driving with an open container of alcohol and detained one many for disorderly conduct after he was found intoxicated and stumbling along Solon Road on Aug. 26. Details on each arrest or citation, according to police reports on file with the Solon Police Department: Stopped at the…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Solon Police continue to narrow down the location of the drunken driving checkpoint scheduled for Saturday in Solon.
The drunken driving checkpoint planned for this Saturday in Solon will be held in the "northwest area" of town, according to Solon Police. More information, including the exact location and the times for the checkpoints, will be released Saturday. "We want the public to know that we will be out there for the benefit of the motoring public and pedestrians, working to make our roadways safe,” said Solon Police Sgt. Jamey Hofmann in a news release. The Solon Police Department reminds drivers to make smart choices if they are going to be drinking: The checkpoint is part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign to reduce drunken driving nationwide.
Monday, April 9, 2012
When the place and time is announced, Patch will post an update on the site. Continue to check the site this week to find out the details.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Monday morning that a sobriety checkpoint will be set up soon ... but the place and time has not been announced yet. The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. The purpose of the checkpoint is to intercept impaired drivers, according to the OSHP. “Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lieutenant Nakia J. Hendrix, Commander of the Patrol’s Ravenna Post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it will announce the location the morning of the operation.
There will be an OVI checkpoint somewhere in the area this week, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol has not announced the location yet or day yet. The patrol announced in a press release Monday that sometime in the next seven days a sobriety checkpoint will be set up to "deter and intercept impaired drivers." The day before the checkpoint is set up, the county where it will take place will be announced. The morning of the checkpoint, the location will be announced. "If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don't let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired," a press release stated. Wherever the checkpoint is set up, local law …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight on Aurora Road between Solon Road and Solon Boulevard
Solon Police will conduct a drunk driving checkpoint tonight on Aurora Road in an effort to discourage drinking and driving this holiday weekend. The checkpoint will be located between Solon Road and Solon Boulevard, police announced today in a news release. Lt. Bruce Felton, a police spokesman, said the police follow rules in regard to running checkpoints, which include public announcements and random stops -- such as every third car that passes through the blockade. Instead of drinking and driving, use a designated driver, call a cab or a family member or stay in a motel. Another idea suggested by police: If you must drink, do it in your own home. Stay tuned to Solon Patch next week for results from the checkpoint.