SUMMIT COUNTY — The Summit County OVI Task Force announced it will conduct sobriety checkpoints Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Locations have not been announced.
At a checkpoint, most motorists are quickly allowed through, but if intoxication or some other offense is suspected, the vehicle is pulled to the side for further investigation. Police officers also conduct saturation patrols of nearby streets.
Task force officials have said a primary purpose of the checkpoints in deterrence of drinking and driving.
The task force reported it did not make any arrests for operating a vehicle under the influence at two checkpoints in Barberton Nov. 21, but did file 14 other charges and citations, including driving under suspension, drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession and operating a motor vehicle without a license. One person was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant.