July 30, 2014

Medina
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Sobriety checkpoint Saturday on Center Road

BRUNSWICK — The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Medina County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday, beginning at 9 p.m., in the 3400 block of Center Road (state Route 303), several blocks west of the Interstate 71 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, Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin 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.