October 20, 2014

Medina
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Sobriety checkpoint Saturday in Medina Township

MEDINA TWP. — The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Medina County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on state Route 18, east of River Styx Road.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

In conjunction with the checkpoint, there will be nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes, said Lt. Bill Haymaker, commander of the Medina Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

“If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink,” Haymaker said.

This is the fifth checkpoint this year in Medina County.

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