No citations at sobriety checkpoint

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 24, 2023

The Ohio State Highway patrol stopped nearly 500 cars at a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, but no citations or diversions came about as a result.

The checkpoint was set up for an hour and a half on State Route 7, beginning at 9 p.m.

According to a news release from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, troopers spent about 13 seconds, on average, per vehicle going through the checkpoint, with eight officers working on site.

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No refusals were reported and none of the vehicles stopped resulted in an arrest or citation. 

Troopers were assisted on site by the Ohio Department of Transportation garage.