Monday, December 24, 2012
If you insist on driving after a few drinks, here's what you should know about how alcohol affects your system and your criminal record.
Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? As we head into the holiday season, Patch wants you to know when enough is enough. When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content. A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Ohio's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. The limit for people younger than 21 is 0.02. However, anyone younger than 21 could still be charged with underaged drinking if the blow a 0.01. Check …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Police observed him driving intoxicated near Heisley and Hendricks roads
Mentor Police arrested a man with a long rap sheet Tuesday for driving drunk near the intersection of Heisley and Hendricks roads. Police arrested 44-year-old Thomas J. Wright at 8:46 p.m. after receiving a call from a resident, Lt. Tim Allen said. Officers observed his impaired driving for a short while before pulling him over. "He was driving under an (Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated) suspension at the time we stopped him," Allen said. Wright already had seven drunken driving charges on his record. Additionally, the Mentor resident has a pending drunken driving case in Eastlake. Wright was also charged with driving under suspension and a marked lane violation. He was arraigned Wednesday in Mentor Muncipal Court and remains in jail …
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 …