Friday, May 17, 2013
Check Patch Saturday to find out the exact location of the checkpoint.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the checkpoint it announced earlier this week was will be in Portage County Saturday evening. The exact location of the drunken driving checkpoint will be known Saturday morning. The checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to a press release from the Ravenna post. "Based on provisional data, there were 452 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 494 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lt. Christopher Heverly, commander of the Ravenna Post, said in a prepared statement. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA.
Editor’s note: This article was originally posted Jan. 3, 2012. It has been updated with the most recent numbers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and republished to help you drive safely this winter. From December 2011 through March 2012, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that there were 15,526 crashes on snow, ice or slush-covered roads. About 4,500 people were injured in these accidents, and 27 were killed. Speed was reported as a cause in 72 percent of those accidents. This is less than the year before, when there were 37,429 accidents during those months. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving safely in the snow and items you should keep in your car in …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The specific location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning, the day of the operation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced a drunk driving checkpoint will be set up in Portage County Saturday evening. The exact location will be announced Saturday morning. “Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year and 7,507 injured in Ohio,” Lt. Nakia Hendrix, commander of the 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 deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.” The latest checkpoint was in Portage County in Brimfield on St. Patrick's Day. Officers arrested 17 for drunk driving.
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 …
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it will announce the location the morning of the operation.
There will be an OVI checkpoint somewhere in the area this week, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol has not announced the location or day yet. The patrol announced in a press release Monday morning from Ravenna that sometime in the next seven days a sobriety checkpoint will be set up to "deter and intercept impaired drivers." The day before the checkpoint is set up, the county where it will take place will be announced. The morning of the checkpoint, the location will be announced. "If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don't let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired," a press release stated. Wherever the checkpoint is set…
Friday, December 30, 2011
Make sure teens and adults remember to drive safely.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Brecksville Police Department want drivers to be safe this New Year’s weekend. Locally, police will be out on the roads, said Chief Richard E. Mannarino. Mannarino said he thinks that the holiday isn’t as dangerous as it’s perceived—people are pretty careful, he added. But it’s still important to drive defensively and report anything suspicious to the department. Last year, 10 people died on Ohio’s roadways between midnight on Dec. 30 and 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 2, according to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Seventy percent of those accidents involved an impaired driver. So far this year, traffic fatalities are down. It’s not just those of drinking age who need to be wary this weekend—…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
It's one of the biggest drinking days of the year — but authorities are urging people to celebrate responsibly.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, anticipating heavier than usual traffic over the Thanksgiving weekend, released a video that could dampen some enthusiasm for holiday spirits. The eight-minute video shows compelling footage from actual traffic stops. Last Thanksgiving weekend, 10 people were killed on Ohio's roadways, with 30 percent of those crashes due to impairment. Each year, between Thanksgiving and New Year's, nearly 39 people die in crashes, the Patrol says. “Where we feel it’s needed, we’ll put on a couple of our part-time officers,” Brecksville Police Chief Rich Mannarino said. “But we will be pretty much running with our standard shifts. We don’t typically encounter any increased amount of (drinking and driving related …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Part of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
You might have noticed a lot more TV and radio commercials and public service announcements warning against drinking and driving; believe the message. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be out in force this Labor Day weekend targeting intoxicated drivers. During last year’s Labor Day holiday, state troopers arrested 539 drivers suspected of driving under the influence. The numbers could be higher this year. “So far this year traffic crash fatalities are down and OVI arrests are up – and we hope to continue this trend over the holiday weekend,” said Colonel John Born, superintendent of the Patrol. “Motorists need to make smart decisions, they need to plan ahead and designate a sober driver or call a taxi to ensure that everyone makes it …