SUMMIT COUNTY — The Summit County OVI Task Force has announced it will conduct sobriety checkpoints this 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 that a primary purpose of the checkpoints in deterrence of drinking and driving.
According to the most recently released results, three motorists were charged with operating a vehicle under the influence at two checkpoints on West Exchange Street and West Market Street in Akron on March 17.
More than a dozen additional charges or citations were also issued, including 10 motorists charged with driving under suspension and two with operating a motor vehicle without a license, as well as one person charged or cited with drug possession and one cited with open container.