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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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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.

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Happy Turkey week, Ohio. As we mentioned last week, the upcoming holiday means a lot of travel, which means that the Ohio State Highway Patrol and local police offices will be out in full force to ensure safety.

Keep this in mind as you head out to stuff yourself full of turkey, gravy and eggnog. If you enjoy your holiday with a few adult beverages, designate a driver.

Here’s what we know about the checkpoints throughout the state so far.

Cleveland will be having a checkpoint Wednesday night. It will be from 10 pm to 3 am on Ontario at Carnegie Avenue.

Clark County will also have two checkpoints on Wednesday. The first will be from 2 pm to 8 pm on North and Center. The second will be along US 40 from 8:30-midnight.

Euclid will have one Wednesday night as well. That one, too, we will post details on as we hear more.

Middletown will have a checkpoint Wednesday night from 11 p to 3 am. It will be along Route 4.

More than 1.6 million Ohioans will be traveling for Thanksgiving weekend, and the Ohio Highway Patrol announced today that they would be setting up saturation points and extra patrols across Buckeye land. Here’s some more details on that, if you’re interested.

The moral of the story, as always, is party safe. If you run into an issue and need a DUI attorney, contact Taubman Law.

Have a great holiday. Don’t forget to share your holiday season with the Ohio OVI Blog by liking us on Facebook.

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Happy Friday, Ohio. After a week to relax and bask in the last of the warm weather we are back and better than ever. Heading into the holiday season you can expect more checkpoint posts filled with our sharp wit and strong sentence structures.

Let’s get down to business. (See, that was a strong declarative sentence.)

Thus far, we know of three checkpoints this weekend.

Akron will be having one tonight (Friday) at 3719 S. Main Street. We do not have the hours for this checkpoint.

Butler County will have one tonight from 11 pm to 4 am. It will be in the city of Monroe along Ohio 73.

Lucas County will have one tonight from 9 pm to 1 am tonight. The checkpoint will be held in the 6800 block of Angola Road in Springfield Township.

We also know about a checkpoint in Cleveland next Wednesday evening. This will be one of many throughout the area on the day before Thanksgiving. More details on that to follow.

Enjoy the weekend and, as always, drive safe.

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The Ohio Department of Public Safety reported yesterday that there were fewer fatalities and crashes this past holiday weekend.

Our hope here at the Ohio OVI blog is that the reduced number of accidents caused by alcohol is a direct result of a stronger push by smart drivers to find a designated driver or to cut back on drinking when driving. Our hats off to everyone who made a responsible decision this weekend and made Ohio’s roads that much safer.

From all of us here at Taubman Law, we hope you have a safe holiday season going forward.

Here is the release with full details from the state on how much safer this Thanksgiving was:

COLUMBUS – Provisional numbers released today by the Ohio Department of Public Safety show fewer motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday. In addition, the Ohio State Highway Patrol handled 8.5 percent less crashes than last year’s holiday.

During the reporting period, which began Wednesday, November 24, at 6 p.m. and ran through Monday, November 29, at 6:00 a.m., 10 people were killed with three of those deaths attributed to alcohol. As compared to the 18 people who lost their lives last year, with 10 being alcohol-related. In addition, in this year’s fatal crashes, 60 percent of those killed were not wearing a safety belt.

Throughout the extended weekend, troopers, alongside local law enforcement, used high visibility enforcement combined with OVI checkpoints to reduce fatal and injury crashed state-wide.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety is encouraged by the reduction of fatalities this holiday weekend and hopes that this decline will continue throughout the holiday season.

Troopers would like to remind motorists to buckle-up during the upcoming holidays and emphasize that wearing a safety belt is the only way to avoid serious injury or death during a crash.

Happy Sunday to you Northeast Ohio. We here at Taubman Law hope your holiday weekend has treated you well.

We enjoyed the time off, the turkey and the light snow, but now it’s back to work. If you or anyone you know was arrested for OVI or DUI this weekend, we can help. We know there were checkpoints all over the area, so if you got stuck in a jam we can help you protect your rights. We don’t advocate drinking and driving in any way, but we do know how to make sure people get treated fairly in the legal system. Whether it’s a super DUI or a regular OVI, we know how to help. Give us a call or shoot us an email.

That’s all. Go Browns.

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We hope everyone is full and happy on this day after Thanksgiving. On Wednesday we gave you our weekly list of checkpoints that told you to drive safely this holiday weekend. There are checkpoints and saturation points all over the area all weekend.

In fact, we finally got the details on the one in Elyria tonight. It will be held from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Lake Ave.

Now, you know what we’re going to say next: If you’re going out to enjoy the long weekend, designate a driver. Do it. Now.

Happy turkey time Northeast Ohio. The team over at Taubman Law is about to take a long weekend to enjoy the season, but we wanted to get our weekly list of checkpoints out before everyone begins their holiday travels.

Because so many people travel this time of year there are checkpoints and saturation points all over the area the next four days. So, while you might be tired of hearing us say it, we’ll say it again: If you’re going to be drinking, designate a driver. Take our word for it; you don’t want to deal with a DUI or OVI during the holiday season (check out our Cuyahoga County DUI site sometime to see what a pain the punishment for DUI/OVI is).

Anyway, we already know about checkpoints in Elyria, Euclid and Portage County this weekend. The details of those, along with the list of other areas we checked, are below. If we hear anything else we’ll keep you updated.

In the meantime, we’d like to use this time of thanks to say how much we appreciate our readers. We’re over 700 ‘likes’ on Facebook and have had several posts go over 500 views on our blog. We hope this blog helps keep our community safe. We’re big fans of Northeast Ohio here at Taubman Law, and we’re always happy to help you defend your rights. Feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email if you ever need anything.

In the meantime, enjoy the stuffing and eat the last piece of pie while nobody is looking.

Akron/Summit County – We haven’t heard yet; we will update you when we get details.
Beachwood – NO
Bedford – NO
Berea – NO
Brecksville – NO
Brooklyn – NO
Brooklyn Heights – NO
Cleveland Heights – NO
Cleveland – As of right now none are scheduled, we will update as soon as we know more.
Elyria – They have one scheduled on Friday, November 26, on Lake Ave.
Garfield Heights – NO
Kent – NO
Lakewood – NO
North Ridgeville – NO
Euclid - Yes, Wednesday the 24 of November from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. It will either be on Euclid, Lakeland or Lakeshore
Ohio Highway Patrol – None scheduled in Cuyahoga County, will update if we receive any more information.
Independence – NO
Maple Heights – NO
Medina – NO
Mentor – NO
Middleburg – NO
North Royalton – NO
Olmsted Falls – NO
Olmsted Township – NO
Parma – NO
Parma Heights – NO
Portage County -Yes, on Saturday, November 27, there will be saturation patrols in Brunswick with the focus on State Routes 202, 2, and 18.
Rocky River – NO
Shaker Heights – NO
Sandusky – NO
Seville – NO
Seven Hills – NO
South Euclid – NO
Streetsboro- NO
Strongsville – NO
University Heights – NO
Valley View – NO
Youngstown – NO
Wadsworth – NO
Warren – NO
Westlake – NO