Ohio State Highway Patrol releases Friday night checkpoint results

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in collaboration with the Campbell Police Department, conducted sobriety checkpoints on Friday, May 1, 2015.

The first checkpoint was on SR289 near Palmer Avenue in Campbell and was conducted from 7:00PM to 10:00PM.

Officers also conducted saturation patrols in support of the checkpoint. A total of 689 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.

There were 6 vehicles that were directed into the diversion area for further investigation. Officers on saturation patrol conducted 35 traffic stops. Enforcement activity associated with the checkpoint and saturation patrols were as follows:

4 arrests for OVI,
2 citations for Driving Under Suspension,
4 citations for Safety Belt,
2 summons for Drug Abuse, including one for a hypodermic needle,
1 summons for Drug Paraphernalia, and
2 Felony arrests.
The Felony arrests were for a weapons charge and a possession of crack cocaine.

A second checkpoint was conducted on US422 near Lettie Ave. in Campbell from 11:00PM to 3:00AM.

Officers also conducted saturation patrols in support of the checkpoint. A total of 179 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.

There were 4 vehicles that were directed into the diversion area for further investigation. Officers on saturation patrol conducted 56 traffic stops. Enforcement activity associated with the checkpoint and saturation patrol were as follows:

3 arrests for OVI,
3 citations for Driving Under Suspension,
8 summons for Drug Abuse, and
1 summons for drug paraphernalia.
An individual was picked up on a Domestic Violence Warrant. There were 4 Felonies which included a felony Fleeing and Eluding charge, and second Felony that resulted in a cash seizure of $1200.

These checkpoints were funded by a federal grant.

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