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Published: Sunday, 4/17/2005

Seven face DUI charges after Sylvania Twp. stop

Seven people were arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated as a result of a sobriety checkpoint operated in Sylvania Township from 10 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. yesterday.

Authorities said 602 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, which was established along West Central Avenue in westbound lanes between Reynolds Road and Holland-Sylvania Road.

Of the 602 vehicles, 580 were checked, and 51 of them were diverted. Seven vehicles were seized, according to statistics released yesterday by the township police department.

Two of the seven DUI arrests involved minors. The average blood-alcohol level of those arrested was 0.128 percent. The highest recorded was 0.210 percent. Ohio s limit is 0.08 percent.

The checkpoint also allowed police to make three arrests on unrelated charges. Four drivers were cited for driving while their licenses were under suspension. Five were cited for driving without a license. Six people were cited for failing to buckle up, police said.

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