July 23, 2016

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Sobriety checkpoint planned in Sharon Township for Saturday evening

A sobriety checkpoint will be held Saturday evening in Sharon Township, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today.

The checkpoint, which is funded by federal grants, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

“State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers,” said Lt. Mark Neff, commander of the Medina Post. “OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

Police are required under federal law to announce sobriety checkpoints in advance in order to avoid violating Fourth Amendment search and seizure laws.

The exact location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning. Check the Gazette website then for the location.

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