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We’re back, baby.

Those Starks of Winterfell were right: Winter came. Now, we’re hoping it’s going.

One of the surest signs that winter is slowly retreating is the sight of folks dressed in green and drinking in the middle of the day. You know, St. Patrick’s Day. It’s approaching quickly and people all over the state are considering getting off the couch and showering for once.

But, before you put on your best Fun Pants, remember that if you’re going out to paint the town green, the police are on the lookout for drunk drivers. You should designate your driver now because we know of at least four checkpoints in Ohio.

UPDATE: We know of a fifth checkpoint and it’s on Monday.

Medina County/Brunswick will have one Monday night at 7 pm on Pearl Road, south of Laurel Road.

Over the weekend:

Columbus/Grove City will have two checkpoints on Friday, March 14. The first will be from 8-1o pm just east of Young Road on 665. The second will be on 665 west of Hoover road from 10:30 pm-1230 am.

North Royalton is having a checkpoint on Friday, March 14.

Olmsted Falls is having one on Saturday, March 15.

In addition to this, we have been told the following cities are scheduling saturation patrols for that weekend:

  • Bedford
  • Berea
  • Bratenahl
  • Broadview Hts
  • Brooklyn Hts
  • Brook Park
  • Chagrin Falls
  • Middleburg Hts
  • N. Olmsted
  • N. Royalton
  • Olmsted Falls
  • Olmsted Twp
  • Orange
  • Parma
  • Parma Hts
  • S. Euclid
  • Strongsville
  • Walton Hills
  • Warrensville Hts
  • Westlake

That’s what we know for now. We’ll keep updating this post as we get closer to the holiday weekend. In the meantime, our recommendation is that you designate your driver now to keep the roadways safe.

Thank you to the Safe Rides Promotion for sharing this information. They are doing a promotion with the local Clear Channel stations to promote a safe holiday. You can go to http://www.wmms.com/common/ads/saferides/022514/ and explain how you’re planning to get home safely. You’ll be entered for a chance to win $100 gift certificates to Barley House and $100 worth of Ace Taxi vouchers.

Know of checkpoints anywhere else in the state? Tweet us @OhioOVIBlog or find us on Facebook.

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Happy New YearWait. What the hell happened to 2013?

Whatever happened, it’s basically over. 2014 is charging down the tracks from Timeland like a runaway freight train. Hopefully you’ll be celebrating its arrival with champagne, fancy hats and those noise maker things that don’t have an official name.

But as you celebrate, make sure you have a safe ride home. We originally shared information about four checkpoints in Columbus tonight, but our source was wrong on those. That said, they are actively focusing on saturation patrols across central Ohio.

We have not heard of any formal checkpoints in Cleveland, Toledo, Cincy, Akron or Dayton, but many local police are doing saturation patrols (where they have several officers posted in high traffic areas).

Designate your driver now or start 2014 on a really cruddy note.

In old news to our loyal readers, we’d like to thank the fine folks at Taubman Law for another year of this blog. They don’t write many posts, but they keep us up to date with checkpoint information and, most importantly, keep the blog turned on. If you have an OVI/DUI case, a workers’ comp case or a personal injury case, take it to Taubman Law.

In other important news, we tweet. Find us @OhioOviBlog. Oh, and we’re still on Facebook so we can see pictures of our friends’ babies. Like us to stay in touch with our feed.


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Happy Holidays, Ohio.

We hope you’re all is full of presents and cookies shaped like mittens as we are. It truly is the season to spend with kith and kin and your old friend, Jack Daniels.

But before you go out and have too much holiday spirit, keep in mind that cops throughout the state are on the lookout for drunk drivers. In fact, the city of Cleveland will have a checkpoint this Friday night. It will be at Buckeye Road and East 115th Street. The checkpoint will start at 11:00 pm and end at 2:00 am.

Even during this busy time of the year the fine folks at Taubman Law provide us with our information. If you have had a bit too much nog this season and you run into trouble with the law, call Taubman Law. They handle DUI and OVI cases. They also do workers’ comp and personal injury.

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The winter cold has sapped our creativity, so let’s get down to brass tacks. Last week we were told that there will be a checkpoint this weekend in images.jpgBratenahl. For those not near Cleveland, that’s a tiny village near the lake. We’ve been told that the checkpoint will take place tomorrow (Friday). It will be held Lakeshore Boulevard, near East 140th. It starts at 10 pm and will run until 2 am.

We have not received word on other checkpoints, but will keep asking our sources. If you hear about one, please feel free to post it in our comments section or ping our social media.

As always, the fine folks at Taubman Law compile our checkpoint information. At Taubman Law they specialize in DUI cases, workers’ compensation, personal injury and being super neat. Give ‘em a ring if you’re in need.

Speaking of neat, have you heard of social media? We’re trying it. We have a Facebook page and a Twitter thing. Who knows if those two things will ever catch on, but what the hey, right?


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Another weekend goes by and another set of drivers fail to take our advice.

A quick scan of the local police blotter in Solon shows that two drivers were arrested over the on suspicion of driving under the influence during Thanksgiving weekend. One was on route 422 and the other on Liberty Road.

This was during a weekend where we posted a blog about how Solon was among the communities with heavy saturation patrols. We don’t want to sound like know-it-alls, but we always advise getting a cab when you’re out painting the town.

See more on these arrests on Cleveland.com.

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We’re also super hip, so we tweet the dets @OhioOVIBlog.

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Hello Ohio.

After a very busy checkpoint season for Turkey Day, it seems some areas of Ohio will not let their officers rest.

We  know of at least one checkpoint this weekend: Parma will have one Friday night on Ridge Road. We’ve heard it will be near the Mallchok Funeral Home (5660 Ridge Road). We’ve been told it will be from 7 pm to 12 am.

We have also heard word that Bratenahl will have a checkpoint next weekend.

As always, if you’re going to go paint the town by taking a shot for ever quarterback who played for the Browns this year, designate your driver now.

Thanks to Taubman Law for the checkpoint information.

Remember that we’re really cool now and we’re on Twitter @OhioOviBlog.

We also like photos of memes that our aunts send, so we’re on Facebook.

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trafficstopbkg_webONLY_72dpiAs we’ve grown here at the Ohio OVI blog we’ve become a popular place for people to learn about checkpoints across the state. Our goal has always been to keep people safe by promoting designated drivers.

In doing this, we have been asked many, many questions about the legality of checkpoints and what happens when you’re pulled over at a checkpoint. So, we want to answer your questions once and for all.

We do not claim to be experts at the Ohio OVI Blog. (Unless you’re talking about Cleveland Browns draft strategy. That’s something we could have done better than any GM over the last 14 years). But we do know how to find answers. When it comes to questions about DUIs, OVIs, checkpoints and the like, we ask our friends at Taubman Law.

So here’s the story: If you post your DUI, checkpoint and other questions in the comments on our blog, we will do our best to get answers for you. Depending on the feedback, we may do a post with answers to all the questions or we may do each question as a single post. Please post the questions in the comments section and not on our Facebook page as we hate filling up people’s newsfeeds (that’s what baby pictures and complaints about ex friends/spouses are for). If you include your full name in the comment, we will use it in the blog post. If you don’t, we won’t.

One important issue of note: We will get the clearest answers we can from Taubman Law, but they are not here to give legal advice. If you are looking for legal advice or representation, they can offer consultation but that is something outside the office of this blog.

So, ready, set, post. You want answers, so send us your questions. Go.

Like this post? Then like us on Facebook already so everyone knows our relationship is for reals.

Want to hear from the Ohio OVI Blog in 140 characters or less? Follow us on Twitter @OhioOviBlog.

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imgresThe great meal is nearly upon us.

But before the great meal comes the great night out. With friends and family in town, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest days out every year.

This fact has not slipped by the sleuths at police stations across the state.

Cleveland has announced that it will have a checkpoint Wednesday night at Clark Avenue and West 30th Street. It will take place from 11 pm to 2 am.

Canton announced that it will have two checkpoints tonight. One in the 4500 block of Route 62 and the other in the 2900 block of State Route 172 in Canton Township.

Medina Township will also have one. It will be at State Route 18, East of Riverstyx road. It runs from 9:30 pm to 2 am tonight.

We also know that Montgomery County will have one Wednesday. It will be in Harrison Township from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exact location will be announced tomorrow.

We’ve also been told about a cornucopia of saturation points. Nearly every Northeast Ohio city or town will be participating in a DUI crackdown, so call your cab or designate your driver before the fireballs, car bombs and those fancy new shots with Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Jameson.

The following cities have shared that they are hosting saturation points:

Broadview Heights
Brooklyn Heights
East Cleveland
Garfield Heights
Maple Heights
Olmsted Falls
Parma Heights
South Euclid
Warrensville Heights

As always, our friends at Taubman Law provided us with this information. We say this every week, but I don’t know if you guys take us seriously: Call the team at Taubman Law when you need help. They handle OVI/DUI, workers’ comp and personal injury.

Like this post? Like us on Facebook. We’re charging hard for 4,000 likes and, unlike a few other sites that steal our content, we haven’t been buying likes to get a boost. We do the blog for free for you. Tell your friends.

Oh – and one more thing: We are on Twitter now. Follow us @OhioOviBlog

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It’s important for us to get some information to you loyal Ohio OVI readers before we start drowning ourselves in red wine and gravy.

There will be several checkpoints across the state of Ohio this coming holiday week. We will try to update this post as many times as possible as information comes in.

For now, we know that Cleveland will have a checkpoint next Wednesday (November 27). We’ll have an exact time and location next week.

There will be many others, but we’re waiting on information on those.

As always, the information on this blog is provided by Taubman Law. Should you need help with an OVI, personal injury or workers’ comp case, give ‘em a call. They can also share their fantastic ideas on how to plan a cheese plate for your holiday party.

You can get updates from the Ohio OVI Blog on Facebook. If you hear about a checkpoint we don’t have, feel free to post it on our page.

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Hello Ohio OVI readers.

As you have probably figured out, we use this blog to talk about checkpoints across Ohio, particularly in Cleveland, Akron and Columbus. But today we want to talk about something completely different: Mustaches.

You know, those bristly-good indicators of how manly a man really is. During November people across the country participate in Movember. This fun, engaging and hairy movement raises money for prostate and testicular cancer. This year, as in year’s past, one of our good friends at Taubman Law is joining the movement. His team, Your Friendly Nose Neighbors, is filled with more fun mustaches than a 70s porn party.

Here is the page: http://us.movember.com/team/964449

Any amount you can donate is a help. If you can’t donate, share the page with others who can. If you do, we promise more pictures like this one:

Trust us, that’s just the tip of the mustache. We’ll post more if we get some donations. You can donate to any team member or the whole team. Please include that you found this on The Ohio OVI Blog.

Thanks for reading. Stay stachy.