DUI Checkpoints

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will continue its focus on OVI enforcement throughout 2024. In 2023, OSHP made over 24,000 OVI arrests! Plan ahead and check out these websites for sobriety checkpoints and DUI checkpoints.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol greatly increased the number of troopers in Cuyahoga County and surrounding counties in 2023. The increased presence will continue through this winter, especially the holiday weekends. I’ve had three different troopers testify that they’ve each made more than 150 DUI / OVI arrests in a single year. If you decide to drink and drive, there’s a very good chance you’ll meet one of these troopers. And beware, because they are not just on the highways. Be smart and safe.

Police car

Only One Way to Avoid DUI: Don’t Drink and Drive!!!

Be careful out there!  Obviously, the best way to avoid a drunk driving charge is to not drink and drive. Don’t drive to the bars and think you’ll call a cab if you drink too much. Just take a cab or uber there to start, or grab a ride, catch the bus, walk, or just stay home.

If you drive, know your limits and err on the side of caution.  DUI checkpoints are becoming more and more common, don’t put yourself at risk.

Uber and Lyft – Designated Driver For Hire, Cheap

Uber and Lyft should be on your phone. Plan ahead and take Uber to the bars. Don’t rely on leaving your car and calling Uber after drinking. By then it’s too late and all too often people over estimate their sobriety and decide to drive instead of using Uber. Lots of people find Uber a better fit than traditional cabs that can be hard to find in Cleveland, especially the suburbs. You can download the Uber app here.

Designated Driver Rides –

Dryver, is an Uber like website for designated drivers.  Here’s a Plain Dealer article about the service and here’s a link to the Dryver website