Saturday, April 14, 2012
The checkpoint will be set up from 10 p.m. April 14 until 2 a.m. April 15
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the drunk driving checkpoint in Portage County April 14 will be set up on State Route 59 in Kent near milepost 3. The checkpoint, funded by federal grants, will be conducted with the help of the Kent Police Department from 10 p.m. Saturday April 14 until 2 a.m. Sunday April 15. "The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes," according to a press release. The most recent checkpoint in Brimfield on St. Patrick's Day nabbed 17 drunk drivers.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The specific location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning, the day of the operation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced a drunk driving checkpoint will be set up in Portage County Saturday evening. The exact location will be announced Saturday morning. “Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year and 7,507 injured in Ohio,” Lt. Nakia Hendrix, commander of the Ravenna Post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests 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.” The latest checkpoint was in Portage County in Brimfield on St. Patrick's Day. Officers arrested 17 for drunk driving.
Monday, April 9, 2012
When the place and time is announced, Patch will post an update on the site. Continue to check the site this week to find out the details.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Monday morning that a sobriety checkpoint will be set up soon ... but the place and time has not been announced yet. The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. The purpose of the checkpoint is to intercept impaired drivers, according to the OSHP. “Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lieutenant Nakia J. Hendrix, Commander of the Patrol’s Ravenna Post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Ward 1 Councilman Sam Scaffide pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of reckless operation Monday
Twinsburg's Ward 1 Councilman Sam Scaffide pleaded guilty Monday morning to amended charges of reckless operation. Scaffide, 56, was originally charged with drunken driving on Nov. 23, but the charges were lessened to reckless operation, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, according to Hudson prosecutor Christopher Parker. All other charges were dropped. Scaffide will participate in a three-day driver intervention program. He was also fined $250 and court costs. Scaffide declined to comment. "The fact of the matter is, the driving was not that impaired, if you will," Parker said. "The major violation was a turn signal violation. That, coupled with the fact that he did well with the field sobriety test, lead the state to reduce it to reckless …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
“I still want the residents to rely on me because that’s not the person that I am, that’s not the lifestyle that I live,” Scaffide told Twinsburg Patch.
Ward 1 Councilman Sam Scaffide said he still wants residents to count on him after he was charged with driving while intoxicated on Nov. 23. In an interview with Twinsburg Patch, Scaffide said he is not above the law and the legal process must play out. Scaffide is fighting all of the charges, pleading not guilty in Stow Municipal Court on Nov. 29 to charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, weaving, driving left of center, and improper change of course. Scaffide will be in court again for a pre-trial hearing on Dec. 12 with Magistrate John Clarke at Stow Municipal Court. Scaffide explained his side of the story Tuesday night. He said that night he had a few drinks with friends and then went to dinner. “I know my limits and that’s …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Ward 1 Councilman Sam Scaffide was arrested Nov. 23 for OVI
Ward 1 Councilman Sam Scaffide has pleaded not guilty after he was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired on Nov. 23, according to the Twinsburg Bulletin. According to a report from the Twinsburg Police Department, officers saw Scaffide's car driving north on SR 91 heading toward SR 82 driving left of center, then turning left on Ravenna Road without signaling. Officers said the car was seen driving left of center again and "weaving" in the lane. After a field sobriety test, Scaffide, 56, was arrested for OVI. Scaffide told the Twinsburg Bulletin he was messing around with the radio that night. "I told them (police) I had a couple of drinks earlier that evening ... not to minimize the seriousness of the charges, but right now this…
Friday, July 22, 2011
Information provided by the Solon Police Department
It's a good idea to hit the bathroom before leaving a bar. It's an even better idea to not drink and drive... Solon police pulled over 34-year-old Glenn Taylor, of Twinsburg, on July 15 around 1:18 a.m. on state Route 91 after clocking his speed at 44 mph in a 25 mph zone. Police said he repeatedly drove left of center and was weaving before he was stopped. Police could smell alcohol on Taylor and noticed his pants were wet. Police said Taylor told the officer, "Yes, I peed myself and I didn't want to pull over." Police arrested Taylor and charged him with driving under the influence. In a breath test, he blew a .150, police said.
Monday, March 21, 2011
In the end, the man refused to blow the breathalyzer test
A Twinsburg man pulled over for drunk driving in Solon began debating with himself, in front of the arresting officers, the merits of agreeing to or turning down the Breathalyzer test and wondering aloud how drunk he was considering his body weight. The 43-year-old man was pulled over on Arthur Road in Solon after he was seen swerving across the center line and tailgating the car in front of him, according to police. When asked if he had been drinking, the man began musing out loud and to himself whether "two beers after work would put his 158-pound frame over the limit." He also began discussing with himself whether he should blow or not, adding that his friends told him not to. In the report, police described the man as having a "loud …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The officer arrested on charges of OVI was Christopher Petranic
UPDATE 6:26 P.M. THURSDAY: Solon Police Chief Chris Viland issued a statement in regard to the drunk driving arrest of officer Christopher Petranic in Twinsburg: Here's the statement: "Officer Petranic is currently on leave from the Solon Police Department. An internal investigation has begun. The results of this investigation may be delayed while the underlying arrest and charges are in litigation. Officer Petranic will remain on leave until the investigation is completed. We, at the Solon Police Department, are obviously concerned for Officer Petranic’s welfare and whatever personal issues he will now be dealing with. It is important, however, for the public to know that behavior that results in an incident such as this is not …