Court Determines Sobriety Checkpoint Is Constitutional

JESSICA SHAMBAUGH | Ohio Tavern News Writer
Published: 10/17/2012

CANTON — A 5th District Court of Appeals panel recently determined that a sobriety checkpoint was not unconstitutional after the Ohio State Patrol troopers operating it adjusted the frequency with which they stopped vehicles.

The three-judge appellate panel rejected Karen Park’s claims that she was wrongfully stopped at a Licking County sobriety checkpoint because the troopers lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and did not properly administer the stop.