Sobriety checkpoints planned

County and locations of checkpoints will be announced later this week
Sandusky Register Staff
Jul 22, 2014
According to a release
 
FREMONT- The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that troopers will operate multiple OVI checkpoints to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week. 
 
The county where the checkpoints will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint, and the 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.
 
Operational support for the sobriety checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement agencies.

Comments

From the Grave

Yeah!

FlyBoy86

Let's get our drink on!!!

The Rudy

Checkpoints. Jozef and Adolph would be proud.

Licorice Schtick

Drunk Drivers are the oppressors, not those who work to protect us from them.

In Ohio alone, there's a drunk driver (BAC ≥ .08) involved in over 300 traffic deaths EACH YEAR.

Opponents of checkpoints are mostly drunk drivers.

If you drink and drive, stop the denial and get help before you kill someone.

If you know someone who drinks and drives, intervene and save a life.

KnuckleDragger

Will you be such a willing participant when they start doing random searches of your home simply because there might be a chance you are using illegal substances?

Licorice Schtick

No, and there's no danger of that. And I'm no fan of checkpoints, but they are at least defensible as reasonable due to the death toll caused by drunk driving. Comparing them to communism and nazism is hyperbolic, and we got the Godwinism in just the third comment!

I suspect checkpoints are mostly a political strategy to create the perception that something is being done to stop drunk drivers, but they do help raise awareness of the problem and maybe make drunks thing twice about driving, provided they're not too far gone. But that doesn't mean there aren't more effective strategies for stopping drunk drivers. Law enforcement probably views checkpoints as just one arrow in the quiver.

Nemesis

"I'm no fan of checkpoints, but they are at least defensible as reasonable due to the death toll caused by drunk driving."

And you base that on what? Because Big Brother said so? Why not spend 5 minutes evaluating that claim instead of uncritically accepting it? The last checkpoint, on a well traveled route in a tourist town at the height of summer, netted ONE (count it: *1*) allegedly drunk driver, who refused testing and thus gets a suspended license but not a DUI conviction. Do you, for one minute, think there was only one drunk on area roads that night? How many real, honest to goodness, three sheets to the wind, at-risk drivers went unnoticed that night because half the law enforcement resources in the region were tied up harassing hundreds of innocent travellers instead of out on the roads observing actual traffic?

"Comparing them to communism and nazism is hyperbolic, and we got the Godwinism in just the third comment!"

It's a valid comparison, and you REALLY need to enhance your understanding of Godwin's law

"I suspect checkpoints are mostly a political strategy to create the perception that something is being done to stop drunk drivers"

And now you're talking out of your other face?

"but they do help raise awareness of the problem and maybe make drunks thing twice about driving, provided they're not too far gone."

Right, because the ones we're really worried about ate those who are "not too far gone" - it's all about getting that guy who just barely makes 0.08 when almost all drunk driving fatalities are the result of someone who is 0.15 or higher.

"But that doesn't mean there aren't more effective strategies for stopping drunk drivers."

Wow, you backpedal better than an NFL quarterback!

KnuckleDragger

Will you be such a willing participant when they start doing random searches of your home simply because there might be a chance you are using illegal substances?

0_0

In 2013, about 340 motorists died in accidents while not wearing a seat belt.

Nemesis

And your point is?

WhatTheHeck

Think I'll drink every day so I don't miss it!

Stop It

Frippin' road nazis...

mcgoff01

Just make sure you license plate light works

holysee

fly boy blue