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Well, we’d love to dive right into checkpoints across the state of Ohio, but the only two we know about so far are in Cleveland.

Cleveland: Can you talk right now? Are your minds still completely blown by this TRich trade? Let us know when you have a moment. When you do, here’s what we know so far for this weekend.

Parma has a DUI checkpoint that is scheduled for today (Thursday) from 6 pm to 1 am at State and Tuxedo.

The city of Cleveland has just sent us a notice that it will have an OVI checkpoint Friday night in the Fifth District. This is in addition to the license checkpoint we told you about earlier in the week. The OVI checkpoint will be held at Superior Avenue from Parkwood to E. 108 west bound. It will take place from 9 pm – 2 am.

Garfield Heights is going to have a checkpoint Saturday at Broadway and Forestdale. They did not release a time, but expect it to be somewhere in the 7 pm to 2 am range.

As always, our sources are pulled together by the fine folks at Taubman Law. They know their stuff. Call ‘em with your legal issues and you’ll get a top notch attorney.

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Let’s talk checkpoints, Ohio.

We know about two checkpoints for this weekend. One is in Garfield Heights on Friday night. We don’t have the time or location details, but are awaiting a return phone call.

The other is in Guernsey County from 6 to 10 pm on Friday night. This checkpoint will be on Route 313.

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OK, Ohio, let’s get down to business this week because we have a lot to discuss. This week marks the beginning of a three-week crackdown on intoxicated drivers. We will be updating this post constantly throughout the next three days, and we already know of several checkpoints.

Here are the details we have. We have called everywhere we usually do in Central Ohio and Northeast Ohio. We are still waiting to hear back on several areas (including Summit County).

Aurora – Will have a checkpoint on Saturday night. Details will be released Saturday morning.

Berea – Will have a checkpoint Friday night on Bagley Road from 9 pm to 2 am.

Butler County – Will have on in West Chester Township on State Route 747 on Friday. It will be 10 pm to 4 am.

Clermont County – Will have one in Miami Township on Friday. It will be on State Route 28 between Old State Route 28 and Buckwheat Rd. It will be from 10 pm to 2 am.

Cleveland – Sent out a press release on August 19 detailing a driver’s license checkpoint happening next week. It looks like it will be Friday the 26th.

Crawford County – Will have a checkpoint this weekend. It will be Friday in Bucyrus on State Route 4. It will be south of the city, but they won’t release the exact location. We expect it will be near the Bratwurst Festival. It will run from 9 pm to 1 am.

Columbus – Will have on on Saturday night. It will be on the west side on West Broad St. at Philipi/Goergesville Rd. It runs from 9 pm to 3 am.

Dayton – Will have one on Friday in Trotwood. It will be in the 4300 block of Salem Ave. near Meadow Drive. It will run from 8:30 pm to 2 am.

Delaware County – Will have one Friday on Route 23, just north of Lazelle Road. This is a major traffic area just north of Columbus. It will run from 9 pm to 3 am.

Garfield Heights – Will have a checkpoint Saturday night on Broadway from 9 pm to 2 am.

Hamilton County – Will have a checkpoint Friday in Cincinnati. It will be on Colerain Road at Blue Spruce Road. It will run from 9 pm to 1 am.

Knox County – Will have a checkpoint Friday on State Route 12, just off South Main Street in Mount Vernon. It will run from 8 pm to 12 am.

Licking County – Will have a checkpoint in Licking Twp on Friday. It will be on State Route 13, just south of the 1-70 exit. It will run from 9 pm to 1 am.

Mahoning County – Will have one Friday night in Goshen Township. It will be on U.S. Route 62, west of State Route 45. It will run from 9 pm to 12 am.

Parma – Will have a checkpoint Saturday night on Ridge Road from 9 pm to 2 am.

Portage County – Will have a checkpoint Friday night on State Route 43. It will be between 10 pm and 2 am.

Streetsboro – Will have a checkpoint Saturday night. Checkpoint will most likely be on State Route 43, Near Milepost 21, At The Aurora/streetsboro Line. This hasn’t been verified but where it was located last year.

Warren County – The Warren County Sheriff’s Department and Franklin Police have announced an OVI checkpoint for Saturday night, August 20th. It will be held on State Route 73 near milepost 3 in Warren County beginning at 11:00pm.

We will continue to post information as it becomes available to us. As always, our recommendation is that you don’t drink and drive. Should you get caught up in a jam, however, we have two law firms ready to defend your rights. In Central Ohio we have Hastie Legal Offices. In Northeast Ohio we have Taubman Law. Both firms know how to protect the rights of those accused of OVI in Ohio.

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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’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’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 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 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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We recently helped make sure a client got the best result possible in Garfield Heights Municipal Court. Our client was facing a Tier Three DUI, which is two total OVIs within six years along with a refusal to blow. Needless to say, this was a grave concern for our client, and we worked hard to make sure we presented the best case possible. In the end, the charges were reduced to a first time defense, ensuring our client’s criminal record wasn’t heavily damaged. Moreover, this result will keep insurance rates from skyrocketing.

If you need attorneys who will fight for your rights, contact Taubman Law today. If you would like to start by asking a few questions, email Brian Taubman.