Troopers to reveal location of Valley OVI checkpoint this week
The Ohio State Highway Patrol in Southington has announced that troopers will conduct an OVI checkpoint in the Valley this week.
The patrol says it will reveal the county where the checkpoint will take place the day before the checkpoint. The location will be announced on the morning of the checkpoint.
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 an 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