OVI checkpoint tonight in Huron Co.

The state Highway Patrol, Norwalk Police Department will have two OVI checkpoints in Huron County tonight
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 20, 2013


The Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Norwalk Police Department, have announced an OVI checkpoint will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. tonight on U.S. 250 near Lais Road in Huron County.

The checkpoint then will be moved to Cleveland Road just west of Old State Road from 10 p.m. to midnight.

The OVI checkpoints, funded by federal grants, are planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. They also will be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.

"If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don't let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired," said Lt. Douglas Hamman, of the Norwalk post.




Wouldn't these checkpoints be more effective if their locations weren't announced ahead of time?

JudgeMeNot's picture

Roadblocks for highway safety purposes have to be in compliance with the Fourth Amendment on unreasonable search or seizure.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The Fourth Amendment was intended to create a constitutional buffer between U.S. citizens and the intimidating power of law enforcement.


They are legally required to announce them ahead of time. They always seem to stop quite a few even with the announcements.


They also had police check points in Germany.


*eye roll*