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More Sobriety Checkpoints Tonight

There will be 3 more sobriety checkpoints tonight from 8pm till 1am at Reynolds near Central, Dorr and McCord and the 1200 block of Holland Sylvania.

created by Mike21 on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:19:28 pm     Comments: 13

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Really??? What a waste of money!! Its been proven like the last 26 times they hold these dumb checkpoints..dumb

posted by Emeritus on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:30:54 pm     #  

I am considering driving over there stone sober and then turning around at the last minute to see how big the dragnet becomes for a person just going about their business.

"Why did you turn around?"
"Because no-cause checkpoints are unconstitutional."
"Have you been drinking?"
"No. Have you?"
"Can we search your vehicle?"
"You have no probable cause."
"Yeah, well, probably cause is a fallacy anyway. Step out of the car."

posted by justread on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:46:23 pm     #   6 people liked this

Ok, I am not really going to do that. Too Larry Sykes-ish.

posted by justread on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:53:54 pm     #   4 people liked this

Get yourself one of those beer can cozy's. Stick a can of your favorite soda in it or even a non-alcoholic beer substitute like O'Dooles. Stick it up on your dash and drive up to the checkpoint and let the games begin.

posted by Wydowmaker on Jun 27, 2014 at 01:07:27 pm     #  

The y keep targeting essentially 2 areas-the Reynolds/airport/McCord/central square and then Navarre. I wonder why they keep dipping back into those areas.

posted by ahmahler on Jun 27, 2014 at 01:45:07 pm     #  

They use Ottawa Hills, Sylvania Township and Toledo police at Central and Reynolds; Holland police, Lucas County sheriff's deputies and Ohio State Patrol at Dorr and McCord; and Ohio State patrol, Maumee and Toledo police and Lucas County sheriffs deputies on Holland Sylvania.

posted by Mike21 on Jun 27, 2014 at 02:13:17 pm     #  

Yep, same spots almost every time. I think they said it was because statistics show they are high probability areas for DUIs and other nonsense. I'm not complaining, but it seems like they would change things up location-wise from time to time. Of course if they put a checkpoint at Dorr and Detroit, they would really have their hands full.

posted by mixman on Jun 27, 2014 at 02:44:35 pm     #  

Its like they dont want to catch drunk drivers, keep having checkpoints in the same spots which they have to advertise in paper/internet and never catch anybody. What good is this actually doing??? How many lives are being saved from this???

posted by Emeritus on Jun 27, 2014 at 03:21:37 pm     #  

Hey, gotta spend that gum't grant $$

posted by Foodie on Jun 27, 2014 at 03:44:10 pm     #  

I didn't see any. Drove all over town tonight.

posted by jbtaurus98 on Jun 28, 2014 at 05:25:17 am     #  

It's the latest technology - stealth checkpoint. Mixman Dorr and Detroit wouldn't work. The courts don't take food vouchers for payment.

posted by Mariner on Jun 28, 2014 at 05:42:30 am     #   1 person liked this

I don't see the notice of the checkpoints anywhere.

posted by justread on Jun 28, 2014 at 03:13:46 pm     #  

Here's more.
"Officers checked 590 vehicles in all."

posted by pete on Jun 28, 2014 at 04:37:23 pm     #