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2 sobriety checkpoints will be set up this evening, here’s where



Published: Fri, May 16, 2014 @ 8:43 p.m.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM tonight on U.S. Route 62 at Schenley Avenue with the Youngstown Police Department.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol also announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM tonight on Shields Road at Tippecanoe Road with the Boardman Police Department.


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1pgurney(281 comments)posted 4 months ago

I'm sorry but I really think it is stupid for law enforcement to announce where they're going to be. People are going to take another route to get where they're going. Defeats the purpose, imo.

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2123goz(579 comments)posted 4 months ago

You would think that would be the case, but it is surprising how many go through and get caught. They either didn't here about it, or maybe don't know another way home.

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32muchtax(319 comments)posted 4 months ago

Funny how these guys are checking on everyone which is Ok, but I guarantee if they gave the sheriffs dept random drug tests like they do important private sector jobs! That many would fail the test! If the vindy did a report on how many sheriffs have had DUIs it would be an eye opener! And they get out of 9 out of 10 DUIs unless the state highway stops them! Come on Vindy do you have the nerve to report that statistic?

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4rickking123(292 comments)posted 4 months ago

Actually these checkpoints catch very few intoxicated people, but do stop thousands of innocent law abiding people.

Funny how the sheeple are so willing to give up their rights to be searched without probable cause under the guise of catching a few intoxicated people. More would be caught if the police and highway patrol involved in the checkpoints would just patrol the streets looking for intoxicated drivers.

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5sweatpea(122 comments)posted 4 months ago

There has been a rumor for years that The State of Ohio (and many others) would stop the DUI checkpoints, and go to the lowest common denomenator and have insurance checkpoints.

rickking123 makes a valid point that solid patrols would be more effective. Additionaly, if you have ever seen or driven through a saturation patrol you might agree.

The Police are always asking for more officers, maybe the money spent on these checkpoints can be used to hire more to increase their visibilty in the target areas. We have all these men and women coming back from Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.. that are going to need jobs.

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