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The Summit County OVI Task Force on Tuesday announced checkpoints will be happening on Friday, Sept. 15. They’ll continue into the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 16.
The locations and timings of OVI checkpoints are typically announced just before they happen.
There have been 166 OVI-related crashes in Summit County since the beginning of the year, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol crash statistics. Of those crashes, 19 were fatal and 21 were believed to have caused serious injury.
Next week in Cuyahoga County
Police in Brook Park are planning a sobriety checkpoint for next week. The location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint, according to a news release.
There have been 540 OVI-related crashes so far this year in Cuyahoga County, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol crash statistics. Of those crashes, 18 were fatal and more than 200 were suspected of causing injury.
“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,” reads the release.