June 26, 2016


Five drivers arrested during sobriety check

MEDINA TWP. — A drunken driving checkpoint last weekend netted five arrests.

Brunswick Police Lt. Brian Ohlin said 622 cars passed through the checkpoint, held 9 p.m. to midnight Friday on state Route 18, east of River Styx Road.

Two of the five arrests were made at the checkpoint. The other three occurred during saturation patrols in the surrounding area.

Of the five arrests on charges of operating a vehicle while impaired, Ohlin said three people refused a breath test, one had a blood-alcohol level of 0.144 and the other tested 0.088.

The legal Ohio limit is 0.08.

This was the second checkpoint this year. More are planned.

Ohlin said the checkpoint was conducted jointly by Brunswick, Wadsworth, Medina, Brunswick Hills, Hinckley, Montville, Medina Township and Seville police departments, the Medina County Sheriff’s Office and the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol.

One of the people charged with OVI was driving under suspension, Ohlin said. At another OVI arrest, a passenger was cited for marijuana possession and for having an open container of alcohol.

In addition, three other people were found to be driving under suspension, Ohlin said. They were issued citations and licensed drivers were called to pick them up.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.

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Nick Glunt primarily covers courts and crime in Medina County. He served The Gazette from September 2012 to December 2015. Contact him at (330) 721-4048 or via email at nglunt@medina-gazette.com.