June 26, 2016

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Sobriety checkpoint tonight on Pearl Road

MEDINA TWP.— The Medina County OVI Task Force along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, starting at 7 p.m., in the 3500 block of Pearl Road (U.S. Route 42), north of Fenn Road.

In conjunction with the checkpoint, there also will be “saturation patrols” in the area to aggressively combat impaired driver related injury and fatal crashes.

The checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is designed to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

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

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