October 22, 2014

Medina
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Sobriety checkpoint Saturday on state Route 18

GRANGER TWP. — The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Medina County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., on state Route 18, east of Dunsha Road.

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, Lt. Bill Haymaker, commander of the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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