The Ohio State Highway Patrol has begun its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” St. Patrick’s day enforcement initiative. More than 78 local law enforcement agencies around the state will be conducting more than 2,100 hours of enforcement activity and 1,900 hours of saturation patrols in addition to 15 sobriety checkpoints, funded by federal grants provided through the Patrol’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office. We will keep you posted as we continue to get updates.
CLARK COUNTY OVI CHECKPOINT – The Clark County OVI Task Force will be operating an OVI checkpoint within Clark County tonight to intercept impaired drivers as part of our ongoing enforcement efforts. In addition, City, County and State Law Enforcement Officers will be working all weekend and through St. Patrick’s Day to keep our roads safe.
The checkpoint will begin tonight (3/15/13) at 8:00 p.m. The location will be in Main St. in Enon, Ohio.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY OVI CHECKPOINT – There will be an OVI checkpoint tonight starting around 8pm on Needmore Rd., near Wadsworth (off I-75 near the old Frisch’s restaurant).
A No-refusal checkpoint is planned for Saturday in Clay Township along St. Rt. 49 near Kimmel Rd. A no-refusal weekend means that a judge is standing by to issue a warrant for a forced blood draw if a person refuses a breath test.
KETTERING EXTRA PATROLS – The city of Kettering will have extra patrols beginning at 5 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day and will continue the extra patrols until 2 a.m.
GREENE COUNTY OVI CHECKPOINT – The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that they will conduct an OVI checkpoint in Greene County Saturday beginning around 11pm in front of the Greene on Indian Ripple Road.
The checkpoint will begin Saturday (3/16/13) around 9:00 p.m. The location will be on Indian Ripple Rd, Beavercreek, Ohio in front of the Greene Mall.
COLUMBUS OVI CHECKPOINT – OVI Checkpoint Sat. night on OSU Campus at 17th and High St. Checkpoint will run from 9p-3am
Lucas County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Village of Holland. The checkpoint will be located on South McCord Road. Both northbound and southbound traffic will be checked. The checkpoint will run from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. and manned by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Holland Police, Whitehouse Police, Toledo Metro parks Rangers, University of Toledo Police, Swanton Police, and Oregon Police–all officers from Task Force agencies.
As always, Dayton’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration locations are trying to help you stay safe. Three of Dayton’s most popular St. Patrick’s Day destinations, Flanagan’s Pub, The Dublin Pub and Boston’s Bistro will offer free non-alcoholic beverages to designated drivers. The Crown Plaza will be offering a special “Dublin Pub” rate to party goers. For this special rate call (937) 224-0800. To make things even easier, Flanagan’s and the Dublin Pub are sponsoring a free shuttle to run you back and forth from the Crown Plaza. Free parking is available to Flanagan Pub guests at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and that have arranged it so that cars can stay there overnight if necessary.
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