June 29, 2016

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Brunswick sobriety checkpoint announced for Saturday

BRUNSWICK — The Medina County OVI Task Force announced Friday there will be a sobriety checkpoint Saturday in Brunswick.

The specific location will be announced Saturday morning.

The checkpoint will be funded by federal grants and is planned to deter and intercept drunken or impaired drivers.

“OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving,” said Brunswick Police Lt. Brian Ohlin, commander of the task force, “but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

This is the third checkpoint held in the county this year. Others have netted a total of six arrests for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Under federal law, police are required to announce checkpoints to avoid violating the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unlawful search and seizure.

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