The Ohio Highway Patrol announced today it will have a checkpoint for impaired drivers Thursday evening.
The checkpoint is intended to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to a patrol press release.
“Based on provisional data, there were 413 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 436 people were killed last year in Ohio,” said Lt. Chad Enderby, commander of the Mansfield post. “OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”
The checkpoint’s location will be announced Friday morning, according to the press release.
Surely this comment has been removed from site on their website because they protect the rights of freedom of speech? If you like that, you will love this little e-mail that said to cease a desist copying and paste what they don’t want you to hear, another ones perspective – lol! (Here) – you will love this?
Surely IF there were serious about this crime when they catch one of their own WITHOUT Warning they would fire them IMMEDIATELY? Yet, wasn’t Sherri Robertson promoted shortly after her getting caught? Then there’s the FIRED APA Supervisor who escaped via “professional courtesy”, then hired by the County as security at the County Courthouse – Just like the WAR on drugs, until THEY clean their own house they should leave the public alone. Surely like Lincoln said…we go looking for the bad in man we are sure to find it. Maybe THEY wouldn’t mind if WE follow them for awhile, surely that wouldn’t be invasive or harassment?
I think the posting of location the day AFTER, is a terrific idea, why would you want to know before hand ?? unless you’re planning on avoiding THAT AREA, so you won’t get caught !! hhhhmmmm !! thank goodness our patrol officers are not that ” trusting ”
It’s called the 4th Amendment ;
Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause as determined by a neutral judge or magistrate.
Tim Winningham · Top Commenter
It also seems to be rather invasive to pull some one over without probable cause for committing a crime. I acknowledge the scary numbers of people who die or were captured being drunk at OVI checkpoints, but I’d be more interested in how many people were stopped while be sober. Any thoughts on punishing the innocent to fight the wrong (sort of like the TSA searches)?
It seems like it would be pointless to post the location on the morning AFTER the check point.