July 25, 2016

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Sobriety checkpoint sees 1,000 vehicles

GRANGER TWP. — A weekend sobriety checkpoint on both sides of state Route 18, east of Dunsha Road, checked nearly 1,000 cars during a three-hour period.

The checkpoint, set up at 10 p.m. Saturday on the south side of the highway in Sharon Township, checked 498 cars and resulted in one OVI arrest, a citation for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, a driver cited for driving under suspension and another for no operator’s license.

The north-side checkpoint, in Granger Township, checked 495 cars and netted one OVI arrest and one citation for possession of marijuana.

“Saturation patrols” in the area around the checkpoints made two OVI arrests, one citation for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and 58 traffic stops made resulting in citations for driving under suspension and no operators license.

The checkpoint was the 12th since Oct. 1, 2012, for the Medina County OVI Task Force, a coalition of Medina County law enforcement agencies working to deter drunken driving, according to Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin.

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