For those of you keeping score on how worthless these OVI Checkpoints are, here's the latest:
There were two OVI Checkpoints on November 21st. They scored a .281293952% OVI Charge rate. Less than one-third of one percent of the cars stopped were CHARGED with OVI. Charged. Not convicted. Pathetic results. Waste of taxpayer money and police hours. You'd get better results having six police officers driving around than these checkpoints. Numbers don't lie.
The first, at Mahoning Ave & Howard Ave resulted in one charge of OVI, one summons for no license, one citation for no child restraint and one citation for an expired license. 667 vehicles passed through that checkpoint. 16 were investigated.
The second, at Mahoning & Bell Vista, had one charge of OVI, two summons for driving under suspension, one for no operators license, one for drug abuse, one for no seat belt and one felony arrest for improper handling of a firearm. 41 vehicles went through, six were investigated.
So, two checkpoints, 711 vehicles illegally forced to stop and show their papers, for lack of a better term.
For two OVI charges.
Remember, not convictions. Charges.
Nine others were charged or arrested for other things. Citizen harassment and police sweeps at their finest. 4th Amendment? Not in America.