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Drunken Driving Checkpoint in Portage County Saturday

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 for the location and time. 

Ted M November 17, 2012 at 05:49 AM
I don't understand. Why does the state need a grant to set up a dui check point. I kinda thought catching drunk driverstho was in the police officers job description
Confederate American November 17, 2012 at 08:27 AM
Because the other cops are way to busy busting under age drinkers and stuff
Lisa November 19, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Catching drunk drivers is part of the job description, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides block grants for checkpoints around the country. The checkpoints are supposed to be more effective than a couple of patrol cars cruising around, but they also tie up more officers, take more time and use up more budget.
Timber December 13, 2012 at 06:07 AM
http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810999.pdf "These ESTIMATES are based on data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Unfortunately, known blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results are NOT AVAILABLE for all drivers and nonoccupants involved in fatal crashes. MISSING DATA can result for a number of reasons, the most frequent of which is that people are not always tested for alcohol. To address the missing data issue, NHTSA has developed and employs a statistical model to ESTIMATE the likelihood that a fatal-crash-involved driver or nonoccupant was sober, had some alcohol, or was intoxicated at the time of the crash. The statistical model was developed using all available known data in the aggregate (that is, at the national level) and applied to each individual driver and nonoccupant with an UNKNOWN BAC TEST RESULT. The estimates presented include a mix of both known and estimated BACs." ================================================ My comments: these guesses and estimates from their statistical model are being used as facts, but in reality these are nothing more than LIES substituting as facts. The part stated as, UNKNOWN BAC TEST RESULT, are nothing more then conjecture because those that were NOT tested could never be viewed as a BAC TEST RESULT ever. An omission is a nullity. Basically a portion of the resulting 'test results' are bullshit fabricated LIES MASQUERADING AS THE TRUTH.

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