Friday, May 17, 2013
Check Patch Saturday to find out the exact location of the checkpoint.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the checkpoint it announced earlier this week was will be in Portage County Saturday evening. The exact location of the drunken driving checkpoint will be known Saturday morning. Check Patch for an update. The checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to a press release from the Ravenna post. "Based on provisional data, there were 452 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 494 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lt. Christopher Heverly, commander of the Ravenna Post, said in a prepared statement. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The county where the checkpoint will be set up will not be announced until the day prior to the operation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol sent out a press release Monday morning notifying the public that state troopers will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint sometime this week. The county where the checkpoint will be set up will be announced the day before and the exact location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. "If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don't let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired," the patrol said in a prepared statement. Additional support for the checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement agencies. Check Patch for updates when they are available.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
17 people were killed in car accidents on Thanksgiving last year
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, November 22, 2012
In anticipation of increased traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend 17 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways with 30 percent related to impaired driving. Last year 27 people were killed due to impaired driving between the Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve Holidays. AAA predicts 43.6 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday, up just 0.7 percent from last year. The Patrol is urging motorists to contribute to roadway safety by planning ahead for increased drive time and making safety their first priority. “We all share the responsibility…
Friday, November 16, 2012
The exact location and time will be announced Saturday morning.
On Saturday evening, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint somewhere in Portage County. The exact location of the checkpoint won't be released until Saturday morning. The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. "Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year and 7,507injured in Ohio," Lt. Nakia Hendrix, commander of the Ravenna Post, said. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVIarrests each year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving,but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways." Check Patch Saturday …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will announce the location Friday morning.
Portage County is becoming a popular location for sobriety checkpoints this year. The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday morning that Portage will again be the site for a drunken driving checkpoint Friday evening. The street location for the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning. Check Patch for updates. The checkpoints are federally funded and local police departments assist in the operation. The purpose is to "deter and intercept impaired drivers," according to the OSHP. "Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year and 7,507 injured in Ohio,” Lt. Nakia Hendrix, commander of the Ravenna Post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year…
Saturday, December 31, 2011
National study has surprising statistic
A new national survey on driving habits shows one in 10 teens has driven drunk on New Year's Eve. But the study also shows a way for other teens to protect themselves -- and their friends behind the wheel: Just ask them not to. About 94 percent of teens surveyed said they would stop drinking and driving if a passenger in the car asked them not to, according to the study by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). Some 90 percent said they would stop driving under the influence of marijuana if asked to by a passenger. “To avoid a fatal start to the New Year, teen passengers need to use their voices if they have concerns about their friends’ behaviors," Stephen Wallace, senior advisor for policy, research …