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Drivers beware: OVI checkpoint tonight

Published: Sat, July 20, 2013 @ 8:32 p.m.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Mahoning County OVI Task Force, is conducting an OVI checkpoint until 11 p.m. tonight at state Route 534 and state Route 14 in Goshen Township, just northwest of Salem.

Police officers from various agencies also will conduct saturation patrols in various parts of Mahoning County throughout the weekend, the OSHP reports.

The OVI checkpoint, paid for with federal funds, is done to deter and intercept impaired drivers.


1rickking123(312 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

The OVI checkpoint is used to get around the constitution and the issue of probable cause.

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2NoBS(1982 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

A few hundred thousand dollars in overtime and other expenses, and they'll get one or two drunks and a handful of seatbelt violations. Maybe a no-insurance ticket or two.

It's been proven that these checkpoints are significantly less effective than simple police patrols. The cops know where the trouble spots are. Let them take care of business - these checkpoints are a waste.

Want to "intercept impaired drivers"?? Have a cop sitting outside all the bars. Yes, it's that simple.

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3DoninFL(161 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Right on NoBS, I have seen a guy come out of a bar so drunk he could hardly stand up and walk. He got in his car and drove away at high speed

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