Sobriety checkpoints are being set up across Toledo this weekend in hopes of catching impaired drivers and saving lives.
The Lucas County OVI Task Force say their checkpoints will run from 8 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday. Officials will enforce each of the locations listed below for about 90 minutes and then move to the next location.
- Reynolds Road, south of Central Avenue
- Central Avenue near Exmoor
- Airport Highway east of Exit 23 off I-475
- Central Avenue, west of King Road
The enforcement is being funded in part by the National Transportation Safety Administration.
So why announce these checkpoints?
The Supreme Court ruled years ago that such checkpoints must be announced prior to being conducted - in accordance with the fourth amendment. Police need a reason to pull you over, and by announcing the checkpoints ahead of time they are giving fair warning to drivers.