October 25, 2014

Medina
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Sobriety checkpoint Saturday in Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — 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 High Street (state Route 94), south of the Interstate 76 interchange.

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

The checkpoint will be held in conjunction with nearby “saturation patrols” to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes, Wadsworth police Lt. Robert Wyrick said.

This is the seventh OVI 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.