July 1, 2016

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Friday’s sobriety checkpoint will be on SR94 in Wadsworth

The Medina County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night on state Route 94, south of Interstate 76, in Wadsworth.

The checkpoint will begin at 10 p.m.

The task force has already conducted two checkpoints this month. The checkpoints are funded through a federal grant.

Checkpoints are designed to deter and intercept impaired drivers. To aid in the effort, police also will conduct “saturation patrols” of the surrounding area. 

“If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink,” police said in a press release. “Don’t let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired.”

Police are required by federal law to announce the locations of checkpoints ahead of time in order to avoid violating Fourth Amendment search and seizure laws.

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