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Ohio patrol plans OVI checkpoints all week

Published: Mon, September 7, 2009 @ 1:15 p.m.

COLUMBUS - The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that troopers will operate a low-manpower, multi-agency Operating Vehicle Impaired sobriety checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week.

“There were 435 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 474 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Colonel Richard H. Collins, superintendent of the Patrol, said.

“State troopers made 25,520 OVI arrests last year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed not only to deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink, the patrol said.

Operational support for the sobriety checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement agencies.


1ohnose(16 comments)posted 6 years, 10 months ago

lol budget deficits need to be made balanced...I say they send the troopers out in full force and pull over everybody after 1am until they get this state budget balanced.

It's so funny how people I know who are the modest of drinkers end up with DUI's, and the people who are full blown alcoholics and are taking pills get away with them.

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2BGGHammer(21 comments)posted 6 years, 10 months ago

474 killed by Alcoholic related crashes, out of 25 million people in Ohio. Seems like the a great percentage to me. Money making is all it's about, b/c how many people call the cops for something. Hardly never, but DUI police are everywhere.

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3dreamcatcher52(140 comments)posted 6 years, 10 months ago

Don't forget to use your lights every time you use your windshield wipers.

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4pci510(105 comments)posted 6 years, 10 months ago

One way to help with DUI is to put breathalyzers at any restaurant or place of business, a club, or any other facility that serves alcohol. If a person does not pass the test then they should either have a person pick them up or have a taxi take them to where they need to go. Posted by Jarad who had a family member leave this life because of a drunk driver.

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 6 years, 10 months ago

A while back an Amish man was cited for DUI with his horse and buggy in Ashtabula County .

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6Stan(9923 comments)posted 6 years, 10 months ago


If you go Amish with a horse and buggy they can fine you for DUI but you still retain your driving privledges .

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7TheMusicDr(1 comment)posted 6 years, 4 months ago

The Port Clinton Herald Reports:

“Based on provisional data, there were 338 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 370 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Col. David W. Dicken, superintendent of the Patrol, said. State troopers made 24,245 OVI arrests last year. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to remove dangerous drivers from roads.

Well, which is it then??????

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8Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 6 years, 4 months ago

Guarantee if you or someone you love gets killed by a drunk driver you would change your tune on OVI checkpoints.

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