Saturday, June 27, 2009


Sheffield Village – Troopers from the Ohio State Patrol and Officers from the Sheffield Village Police Department spent 4 hours on North Abbe Road just south of Detroit Road conducting an OVI (Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated) Sobriety Checkpoint.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is organized to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

“Based on provisional data, there were 427 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 466 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lt. Glenn Peterson, commander of the Patrol’s Elyria Post, said. “State troopers made 25,520 OVI arrests last year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

Sergeant Charles Gullet of the State Patrol said that 636 cars passed through their checkpoint Friday night between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Saturday morning. “There were 6 people arrested for OVI, 3 charged with underage consumption, a driving under suspension and one for drug possession.”

The Patrol said that there will be more checkpoints in Lorain County yet this year, the time and location will be released the morning of the detail.


Editors Note: In the photo gallery only the female failed the field sobriety test and tested above the legal limit for driving. The others you see being tested passed! TMC NEWS reminds you that all suspects are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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