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Five arrested at sobriety checkpoint

Register • Jun 28, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Local law enforcement officers arrested five drivers Friday at a three-hour sobriety checkpoint on Ohio 4, according to a news release from Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Just one man was driving while intoxicated, according to the release.

The other four arrests: two individuals driving under suspension, one individual driving without a driver's license, and one individual carrying marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The drunken driver refused a breathalyzer test.

When he learned about his imminent arrest, the man complained of high blood pressure and anxiety and requested an ambulance take him to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment, according to the release.

He will appear in Sandusky Municipal Court this week.

In total Friday, officers stopped 590 vehicles and inspected 23 in a diversion area.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers operated the sobriety checkpoint in conjunction with Perkins police and the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

Sobriety checkpoints, funded by federal grant funds, aim to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

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