Medina County police form OVI Task Force

Medina County police form OVI Task Force

There are 13 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jul 8, 2008, titled Medina County police form OVI Task Force. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Saturated patrol areas for sobriety checks are coming to Medina County before the end of the month.

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Since: Mar 08

United States

#2 Jul 9, 2008
One way to stop this OVI crap, STOP DRINKING AND DRIVING FOR CRYING OUTLOUD.

“What are you people? ON DOPE?”

Since: Jul 08

Greater Akron, OH

#4 Jul 9, 2008
Lovely. yet another county resorts to hassling a bunch of drivers in order to try catching drunk drivers.

Saturation patrols are the answer - not sobriety checkpoints. The latter are about useful as t*ts on a bull and serve as little more than "security theatre".

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#5 Jul 9, 2008
OVI roadblocks are about the money, nothing more. If the government was serious about stopping drunk driving, they'd go after the businesses and people who served the drunk in the first place and use roving patrols. Communist style roadblocks bring them more income than drunks.
richard

Lorain, OH

#6 Jul 9, 2008
Right. They might catch one, two, three drunks at a check point but issue 100 seat belt tickets, and oops your headlight is out too, thanks for not drinking and driving but here's two tickets anyways, have a nice night.

If you want to catch more drunks, sit outside the bar's parking lot! Tail some patrons for a mile or so at 1am and you'll catch 10-20 OVI easy. Probably get drugs and weapons at the same time. Why spread out a huge net when you can go right to the source? It doesn't make sense, but then i never did understand how it made sense to have a business selling booze when you DRIVE to get there and DRIVE to get home.

“Rolling Stones Gather Momentum”

Since: Feb 08

Mogadore, OH

#7 Jul 9, 2008
Stupid, stupid, stupid waste of resources!!! Grunger66, you are RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!!
"Saturation patrols are the answer - not sobriety checkpoints."
jinxer

Akron, OH

#8 Jul 9, 2008
richard wrote:
Right. They might catch one, two, three drunks at a check point but issue 100 seat belt tickets, and oops your headlight is out too, thanks for not drinking and driving but here's two tickets anyways, have a nice night.
If you want to catch more drunks, sit outside the bar's parking lot! Tail some patrons for a mile or so at 1am and you'll catch 10-20 OVI easy. Probably get drugs and weapons at the same time. Why spread out a huge net when you can go right to the source? It doesn't make sense, but then i never did understand how it made sense to have a business selling booze when you DRIVE to get there and DRIVE to get home.
Unfortunately, this country isnt set up where one can take public transportation or walk (Walk safely, in this bad economy). This is more a crack on how we are set up rather than enforcement.

I travel to Japan and Europe a lot for work. Some of these nationals get $h1t-faced after work and ride the train home. For the most part, they dont put anyone else's life in danged. They have that option.
Theres also less crime. Can you imagine how scary riding the bus would be if it ran that late at night?

Crazy to think that everyone HAS to drive to survive here. Scary. Most americans are very stupid people (ex. George w. bush re-elected, by majority vote -really says something about our country).

So every idiot is out there driving.
orly

United States

#9 Jul 9, 2008
Oh boy, more checkpoints.

Welcome to East Germany, USA.

Your papers, sir. Ve vant to see your papers.
Ahau Kin

Maumelle, AR

#10 Jul 9, 2008
It used to be 'unreasonable search and seizure', which of course is unconstitutional.

Unfortunately, the word 'unreasonable' is vague and allows for 'wiggle room' in the interpretation thereof.

As soon as too many drunks started causing too many deaths, injuries, accidents; why, the meaning of 'unreasonable' underwent a major paradigm shift resulting in MORE police power and LESS freedom for you and me. Oh, and it has NOT lessened the problem of drunk driving at all, has it? Just your freedom got eroded a bit more.

And for the sanctimonious out there who will say 'it's only a problem if you have something to hide','Richard' in post #6 sizes this up nicely: OK you're not drunk, BUT no seatbelt, headlight out..... hahahaha here's a ticket and you'll get a summons in the mail a few days from now and a court appearance.

Wiretapping, unlawful detention without civilian judicial oversight, police roadblocks.'Extraordinary interrogation methods'.

This is the nation we live in today.

The golden idol with feet of clay.
SIG Sauer lady

Akron, OH

#11 Jul 9, 2008
So if 3 out of 13 fatal crashes in 2006 were alcohol related what caused the other 10 fatal crashes ? Cell phone use ? Text messaging while driving ? Speeding ? Lack of sleep ?

The 2007 death toll of 20 fatal deaths and 9 being alcohol related what caused the other 11 deaths ?
Perhaps it is related to cell phone use ? Text messaging while driving ? Speeding ? Lack of sleep ?

The point is more deaths are caused by factors not attributed to alcohol. That is unacceptable.
Cell phone use, text messaging, speeding, lack of sleep, eating, while driving seem to be accepted causes for fatal accidents by society. Oh, it was a tragic accident. Most accidents are preventable. The only thing we should be doing is paying attention to being a better driver each and every time we get in our vehicles. Vehicles are weapons that cause more death and tragedy.

To pull over drivers without just cause is an infringement on my rights.
Fallout

Herndon, VA

#12 Jul 9, 2008
I think we are all well aware that this has nothing to do with getting drunks off the streets. DUI's are very lucrative for the state. If the state was really concerned about this, they would make the consequences more severe, instead they just make it easier to give out DUI's. The rumor is by 2010 the BAC limit will drop to .05%. Of course this will do nothing to curb drunk driving, it will only increase revenue for the state. Law enforcement has become more about taxing collecting than to protect and serve.
Alexandra

Wooster, OH

#14 Jul 9, 2008
Have these guys heard of the Fourth Amendment? Why not just go door-to-door and search for drugs?
sober driver

Seattle, WA

#15 Jul 10, 2008
"SATURATED PATROL AREAS for sobriety checks are coming to Medina County before the end of the month."

The county will be putting more officers on the road, concentrating on times and locations were more impaired drivers are likely to be.

“Rolling Stones Gather Momentum”

Since: Feb 08

Mogadore, OH

#16 Jul 10, 2008
sober driver wrote:
"SATURATED PATROL AREAS for sobriety checks are coming to Medina County before the end of the month."
The county will be putting more officers on the road, concentrating on times and locations were more impaired drivers are likely to be.
Here's hopin'!!!!

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