July 1, 2016

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Sobriety checkpoint scheduled tonight in Medina Twp.

There is a sobriety checkpoint scheduled for tonight in Medina Township, on state Route 18 east of River Styx Road.

Lt. Bill Haymaker said in a press release that the checkpoint will last from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and is being conducted in conjunction with the Medina County OVI Taskforce.

State law mandates police announce in advance to the public when and where checkpoints are scheduled.

The checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is planned to deter and intercept drunken drivers.

There will also be additional patrols in the area to “aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.”

This is the second checkpoint this year, and more are planned.

“If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink,” Haymaker said in the media release. “Don’t let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired.”

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