November 30, 2015

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Drunken driving checkpoint set for Thanksgiving week

MEDINA — There will be a sobriety checkpoint in the Medina area sometime during Thanksgiving week, the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Medina post announced Friday.

The exact location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint and will be reported on The Gazette’s website,

“If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink,” the patrol said in a news release.

“Don’t let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired.”

Checkpoints are funded by grants. Law enforcement is mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court to announce checkpoints ahead of time to avoid violating Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure.

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