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OVI checkpoint tonight near Salem

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced the time and location of tonight's OVI Checkpoint in Columbiana County.

The patrol says the checkpoint will be conducted between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on State Route 45  in the area of the Salem Golf Club and Kent State University in Perry Township.

Authorities say that the checkpoint, which is funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

In 1990 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that holding sobriety checkpoints without first notifying drivers would violate the Constitution's provision barring illegal search and seizure.

In their ruling, however, the justices did not spell out what they considered to be adequate notification.

That same year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published recommended procedures for OVI checkpoints which included notifying the media of the planned roadblocks.

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