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Amid Protests, Sheriff Ends Participation in “No Refusal” Blood-Draw Checkpoints
By: Barry Donegan Oct 29, 2014
After local activists protested against last Friday’s “no refusal” DUI checkpoints in Clark County, OH, Sheriff Gene Kelly announced that his office would no longer be participating in them in the future.
An article posted last week on BenSwann.com noted that police in Clark County, OH were planning to and, on Friday, eventually did conduct “no refusal” checkpoints at which drivers suspected of driving under the influence could be forced to submit to a blood test against their will if they refused to consent to a breathalyzer test. According to WHIO-TV, Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly recently announced that his office would no longer be participating in future “no refusal” checkpoints after Friday’s program drew protesters from across Ohio. Sheriff Kelly, responding to a volley of complaints that he received via social media and email, said, “If this is not a positive event then we need to find another way to do our job and create an environment of public safety, and I’m intending to do that.”