Good news, citizens. Turns out that we've all been wrong about OVI Checkpoints. They're being used to educate the public, not to harass citizens going about their business or even to punish intoxicated drivers. They're merely teaching tools.
So remember ...
So remember ...
- If you get caught in a checkpoint and diverted
- If they make you do the stupid human tricks
- And if you fail, when they arrest you
- And your car is impounded
- And license revoked
- And your picture is in the Hard Times
- And you go to court
- And, if guilty, you pay a fine
- And the court costs
- And attorney fees
- And the fees to get your car out of impound
- And the fees to get your license back
- And the higher insurance rates
all of those actions all purely educational on the behalf of the police, not punitive.
We get that information from an article today on WKBN.com about an OVI Checkpoint planned for Trumbull County this weekend:
"The Trumbull County OVI Task Force will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, August 14, according to an email from Warren Police Officer Ben Harrell.
The checkpoint will be conducted in the Howland-Warren area. Officers will be looking for intoxicated drivers.
Checkpoints are not designed to punish drivers but to educate the public, according to Harrell.
Harrell did not immediately specify where within the Howland-Warren area the checkpoint will take place, or at what hours of the day police would be on patrol for the checkpoint."
Holy. Shit. Turns out police officers are just really teachers.