So let me get this straight. A JUDGE in YOUNGSTOWN says “The No. 1 crime in the city of Youngstown is people driving without a license, absolutely without a doubt,” and it happens at least 10 times a day.
An INSURANCE AGENT in YOUNGSTOWN estimates 45 percent of drivers have no license and/or no insurance.
The POLICE CHIEF calls driving without a license and/or insurance "an epidemic."
Yet we have OVI checkpoints that have an average rate of return on OVI arrests all summer long rather than a License / Insurance Checkpoints during the day, say like from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.? Clearly there's a serious lack of focus on something that, based on a judge, police chief and insurance agent is CLEARLY a bigger problem than OVI Checkpoints, which don't work:
An OVI checkpoint in Austintown, Ohio, on June 15, 2013, had 588 cars pass through. There were two DUI arrests and six other citations issued. That's a 0.34 rate of return on DUI, and a 1.36% arrest rate for ALL charges. Also on June 15th, there was a DUI checkpoint in Franklin County, north of Columbus, which was conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Hilliard and Dublin police departments. In 2009, Franklin County ranked first in DUI arrests in Ohio, so you'd think a bigger city, bigger area, bigger checkpoint and that history would give significantly greater odds, right?
In a six-hour period, a total of 814 cars went through the checkpoint. There were 332 cars that were checked, 39 that were diverted for issues. A whopping four people were arrested for DUI. Four.
That's a 0.49140049140049 percentage for DUI arrests.
September 2, 2013 at 4:17 p.m.
@Author50 ... you seem to have all the info. What's the total amount of tax dollars that went into this establishment?
August 24, 2013 at 2:49 p.m.
Oh, never mind. They missed the hyphen on 1-1/2 year old daughter. Okay ... that makes more sense. Editing at its finest strikes again.
August 20, 2013 at 2:11 p.m.
Am I reading this right? He just turned 22, but has an 11-1/2 YEAR old daughter?
Please tell me that's a typo and it's 11-1/2 MONTH old daughter.
August 20, 2013 at 2:10 p.m.
Warehouse 50 is a great bar, but it's a terrible music venue. Every surface is concrete, brick or metal. They need some acoustic tiles to help absorb the sound. I saw a band there during a bar crawl and the sound bouncing around the venue was louder from behind me than from in front of me, and I was standing six feet away from the singer. Barley's had much better sound, but yeah, a terrible floor plan.
August 8, 2013 at 11:51 a.m.