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Hello Ohio,

It was a sad night in Cincy yesterday, but the town is abuzz all over Cleveland today. The Browns are somehow in first place (based on a sad afternoon for Cincy…) and the Indians are in the playoffs.

Playoffs?! Playoffs.

It’s a fun time to be in northeast Ohio, but with great times come great responsibilities. Although there are no checkpoints announced for tonight or for the Browns’ Thursday night game tomorrow, there will be saturation points throughout both nights to target fans who’ve had a bit too much. Our advice, as ever, is designate a driver.

As for the upcoming weekend, we haven’t heard about any checkpoints. We do know that Euclid has announced one for next week. They have not yet released the exact time or location.

That’s all we have for now. We’ll update the blog as we hear more. As always, please share this blog and our Facebook page with your friends.

Thanks to Taubman Law for the information about the Euclid checkpoint. They’re the best in the business; check ‘em out.

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Good afternoon, Ohio. After a week away from all of you, it feels good to be back. With the holiday this weekend we anticipate this to be the first of many checkpoint posts.

But before we get into the checkpoints, let us apologize for not posting last week. We were having some technical difficulties as we beef up the site. We’ve updated our backend a little and you will be seeing some other improvements over the next month or so.
One improvement you’ll see right away: Our Columbus partner, Hastie Law Offices, LLC is officially geared up and ready to start sharing the blogosphere with us.

Hastie is located in Columbus and their practice areas include: Liquor law, small business and DUI/OVI and traffic law. They’re good people. Visit their site and let them know if they can help you.

Our friends over at Hastie will be contributing information about their practice and checkpoints in the Columbus area starting immediately. We’re all pretty excited, but let’s get down to business.

It’s only Thursday afternoon, but already the information about the holiday weekend is rolling in. Here’s what we have so far.

There will be a checkpoint in Cleveland tonight. It will be at East 67 and Harvard from 9 pm to 1 am. They will also have a checkpoint on Saturday night, we’ll share those details with you once we get them.

Euclid will be having a checkpoint tomorrow night, but we don’t have the details. As soon as we have them, you’ll have them.

Olmsted Falls will be having a checkpoing on July 2 (Saturday) on Bagley Road and Columbia from 11pm to 3 am.

Medina has reported that it will have saturation points all over throughout the weekend to stop intoxicated drivers.

The Stark County Sherriff’s Department isn’t planning a specific checkpoint, but they will be doing roving checkpoints throughout the weekend.

Speaking of Stark County, Canton will be doing a “Traffic Blitz” for the whole weekend. This means they will have a active police force out looking for intoxicated drivers.

UPDATE: Warren will be having one in Warren City from 9 pm to 1 am tonight on State 45. They will also be doing saturation patrols all weekend.

UPDATE: SUMMIT COUNTY will be having a checkpoint in Coventry Township around Portage Lakes from 10 pm to 2 am.

Columbus hasn’t announced any checkpoints just yet, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol did issue a press release this morning about its increased effort to catch impaired drivers over the weekend. We anticipate more news on that shortly.

The moral of this whole post? Don’t drink and drive this weekend. Let’s all stay safe, for America’s sake!

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Spring has truly sprung in Northeast Ohio. After weeks of rain, rain, rain and rain, the sunshine is upon us and the weather is made for grilling and golf.

Unfortunately, the warmer weather means there will be drinking and driving. As such, the checkpoints throughout the area are turned up a notch this week.

Here’s what we know so far. There will for sure be three checkpoints tonight: Euclid, South Euclid and East Cleveland.

East Cleveland – There will be one from 9 pm through 2 am today, although we don’t have details on a location.

Euclid – There will be a checkpoint on Marginal between 200-222nd street from 10 pm to 2 am.

South Euclid – Police here will have one on Green Road near Monticello or Mayfield by Belvor from 10:30 pm t0 2:30 am.

In the coming weeks we already know of more scheduled checkpoints. While Summit County has none that we heard of this week, there will be on June 10 in Coventry Township and one on June 17 in Akron. We’ll share the details when we know more.
We have also heard about one in North Royalton on June 24.

One last note for you this week: There was a checkpoint in Lakewood yesterday evening that we failed to post until after it started because of a miscommunication with our sources. We try to avoid that, but admit that despite our good looks and popular Facebook page we are not perfect. We will work to avoid mistakes like this whenever possible.

Have a great weekend. Remember to drive safely and to designate a driver if you’re going to drink.

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With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching and perhaps some sunshine, there will be plenty of people looking for a libation or two. That being said police forces across Northeast Ohio and the state will be out in force looking for impaired drivers this holiday weekend. I recommend reading our previous post about breathalyzers before you go out this weekend.

Below is a list of the cities that verified to us that they will be having a DUI checkpoint this weekend. Also, every station mentioned that they will have saturation patrols for the weekend. As always, don’t drink and drive, we recommend a taxi or designated driver. If you do find yourself in legal trouble this weekend contact BrianTaubman@taubmanlaw.net or call us at 216-621-0794. Have a great holiday weekend!!!

May 26, 2011 – Thursday

Garfield Heights

Most likely will be on Broadway and I-480 around 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. It could also be located on Tourney Road.

Cleveland

Cleveland’s DUI checkpoints will be located at 10406 Kinsman Avenue at 9 p.m. through 11 p.m. and Third District officers will stop motorists on East 55th Street at Thackeray Avenue between 7:30 p.m. and midnight. Cleveland will also be having a license checkpoint on May 27, 2011, we will update the location when we know more.

May 27, 2011 – Friday

Parma Heights

Parma Heights’ DUI checkpoint will be located on Pearl Road starting at 11 p.m and lasting until 3 a.m.

Seven Hills

Seven Hills’ checkpoint will most likely be located on Rockside Road and will run from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Euclid

Euclid’s DUI checkpoint will be located on Lakeland Blvd between either 220-222 or Babbot Road. The checkpoint is scheduled to run from 10 p.m. through 2 a.m.

Cleveland

Cleveland Second District officers will conduct a driver’s license checkpoint between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. at Detroit Avenue between W.48th Street and W. 50th Street.

May 28, 2011 – Saturday

Solon

Solon will be doing a checkpoint. However, they informed us that they will not release any information until a few hours before.

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Beginning today, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will once again conduct a Cuyahoga County Metro Initiative enforcement that aim to reduce crash and decrease criminal activity, according to a release last Friday.

During this campaign you will see a higher number of officers on the streets in Cuyahoga County

This means that troopers will focus on crash causing violations (Such as OVI/DUI), criminal patrol and drug intervention efforts. According to the release, this initiative will work with the following agencies: Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Euclid Police Department, Bratenahl Police Department, Rocky River Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Lakewood Heights Police Department, Beachwood Police Department, Bedford Police Department, Bedford Heights Police Department, Pepper Pike Police Department, Warrensville Heights Police Department, Oakwood Village Police Department, Orange Village Police Department, Lyndhurst Police Department, Mayfield Heights Police Department, Mayfield Village Police Department and Highland Heights Police Department.

Not that there’s ever a reason to drink and drive – there absolutely isn’t! – but hopefully knowledge about the additional enforcement in the area will make you designate a driver the next time you’re out and about.