Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The information in this report is from the Solon Police. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
A Cleveland man passing through the drunken driving checkpoint in Solon last weekend has been charged with felony drug trafficking, according to Solon Police. Rickey J. Tatum Drake, 26, of Cleveland, was stopped during the checkpoint on a 10:27 p.m. on Aug. 25. According to the police report, Tatum Drake was driving on a suspended license. A search of the car found a bottle with 15 small bags of marijuana inside. Because the drugs were broken up for apparent distribution, Tatum Drake was charged with trafficking, a felony.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Solon Police conducted a drunken driving checkpoint on Aug. 25, leading to a number of arrests for drunken driving, drugs and other citations.
Solon Police officers conducted a drunken driving checkpoint on Aug. 25 and arrested seven for drunken driving and issues a slew of citations. The checkpoint was conducted at Richmond and Cannon roads in Solon from approximately 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. During those six hours, 469 cars were checked and 34 were diverted for further investigation. The following actions were taken: Solon Patch will have more information on these arrests in our police blotter coverage this week.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Find out where the Solon Police plan to check for drunken drivers tonight.
The Solon Police Department will be conducting a drunken driving checkpoint tonight in the area of Richmond and Cannon Roads. The purpose of the checkpoint is to encourage safe and responsible driving, thereby creating a safer environment for the motoring public. Please be responsible this weekend and if you are going to be consuming alcohol:
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Find out when the Solon Police plan to set up a sobriety checkpoint to catch drunken drivers.
The Solon Police will set up a drunken driving checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 25. The location and times of the checkpoint will be revealed as the date draws closer. The checkpoint is designed to detect impaired drivers and to educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving. "Because impaired driving accounts for so many of our region’s traffic safety deaths, it is imperative that we find ways to keep impaired drivers off the roadways and to convince those who’ve been drinking not to get behind the wheel in the first place," said Solon Police Sgt. Jamey Hofmann in a news release. The Solon Police Department uses a dual approach that combines sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to combat drunken driving in the city. At …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Solon Police are planning a sobriety checkpoint in conjunction with the 'Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over' campaign.
Sometime in the "next few weeks" the Solon Police will set up a checkpoint to ferret out drunken drivers. The checkpoint is expected sometime before Sept. 3, when the 'Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over' ends, according to a news release. The police will release more details on the checkpoint, including day and location, as the time approaches. The Solon Police Department says that anyone drinking should remember to get a designated driver, ro call a cab, call a friend or family member or stay at home or a hotel. The Solon Police Department is part of the Cuyahoga County DUI Task Force, a Multi-jurisdictional coalition of 45 law enforcement agencies throughout the county that "work together collaboratively to make our roadways safer by …
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 …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The information in this report is from the Solon Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction
Solon Police arrested seven people and charged them with various crimes during a drunk driving checkpoint on Aurora Road on Sept. 3. The checkpoint was part of a nationwide crackdown against drunk driving over Labor Day weekend and coincided with the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. According to Solon police, two people were charged for drunk driving, two for driving while their license was suspended and one for having an open alcohol container in the car. A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested for underage possession of alcohol and cigarettes and drug abuse after marijuana was found, according to a news release. Another passenger was arrested and charged with drug abuse. In all, 502 cars passed through the checkpoint on Aurora Road…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The checkpoint is part of an national campaign to catch drunk drivers
The Solon Police Department will conduct a drunk driving checkpoint Saturday night on Aurora Road. The checkpoint coincides with the new national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign (you probably have seen the commercials) and the Labor Day weekend, said Lt. Bruce Felton, a police spokesman. From 2008 to 2010, there were 3,828 alcohol-related crashes in Cuyahoga County resulting in 80 deaths. There were 65 alcohol-related crashes Solon, killing one person, in that time period. The Solon Police Department uses both sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to stamp out drunk driving. At checkpoints, officers stop vehicles in a predetermined sequence (such as every third car) to evaluate drivers for indications of alcohol or drug …