Akron Police Sgt. Vince Yurick has resigned his position with the City after entering a guilty plea in court last on charges he was driving under the influence when he crashed his car last August. 

The accident happened August 7, 2016, around 9 p.m., when police say Yurick, 46, went left of center, struck a curb, and smashed into a tree on Canterbury Circle. His was was a passenger in Yurick's vehicle and suffered a brain injury in the crash. 

Yurick plead guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular assault, a fourth degree felony, and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which is a first-degree misdemeanor. After 19 years with the police, Yurick was forced to resign. He is due for sentencing in Summit County on April 28; he's facing 18 months in jail. 

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is conducting two OVI Checkpoints in Akron and Coventry Township. 

In a press release, the Sheriff's Office says the Akron locaiton is 750 S Main St. between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. The second location in Coventry Township will be located at 3680 Manchester Rd. between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. Saturday. They say the checkpoints will be in conjunction with nearby "saturation patrols" to aggressively combat drunk driving. 

The Sheriff's Office is encouraging those who plan on having any alcohol to drink to designate a sober driver or find another ride home. 

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One person was arrested for OVI and just under a dozen others were arrested on other charges during Friday's sobriety checkpoints in Barberton.

The Summit County OVI Task Force reports one person was busted for OVI, but eight others were arrested for driving under suspension and another is facing a meth charge.

More than 400 vehicles passed through the checkpoints on 31st Street and Wooster Road.

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(Summit County OVI Task Force - News Release) On Friday May 20th 2016, the Summit County OVI Task Force conducted two sobriety checkpoints in the City of Barberton.

The first checkpoint was conducted at 98 31st Street:

262- Vehicles passed through the checkpoint in total

15- Vehicles were directed into the diversion area for further investigation or violations

01- Person was arrested for OVI

02- People were arrested for driving under suspension

02- Vehicles were impounded

The second checkpoint was conducted at 939 Wooster Road North:

149- Vehicles passed through the checkpoint in total

18- Vehicles were directed into the diversion area for further investigation or violations

06- People were arrested for driving under suspension

01- Person was arrested for misdemeanor possession of drugs

01- Person was arrested on a felony warrant

01- Person was arrested for felony possession of Methamphetamine

03- Vehicles were impounded

The BAC result for the sole individual who provided a breath sample was .096.

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UPDATE 9:58 AM 10/31/15: Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will sit out next week's game after having been arrested for OVI.

Barrett was arrested for OVI early Saturday morning near campus. That's now been confirmed by Ohio State, which says head coach Urban Meyer has suspended Barrett for next week's game against Minnesota. The Buckeyes are off this week.

Barrett was reportedly arrested attempting to get around an OVI checkpoint, according to Columbus Police Department sources talking to the "ElevenWarriors" site. Barrett was said to be cooperative, and registered slightly over the legal blood alcohol limit.

He reportedly got a ride home from fellow OSU quarterback Cardale Jones.

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(Earlier coverage) There could be trouble in Buckeye-land.Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will sit out next week's game after having been arrested for OVI.

Barrett was arrested for OVI early Saturday morning near campus. That's now been confirmed by Ohio State, which says head coach Urban Meyer has suspended Barrett for next week's game against Minnesota. The Buckeyes are off this week.

Barrett was reportedly arrested attempting to get around an OVI checkpoint, according to Columubs Police Department sources talking to the "ElevenWarriors" site. Barrett was said to be cooperative, and registered slightly over the legal blood alcohol limit.

He reportedly got a ride home from fellow OSU quarterback Cardale Jones.

ESPN says it's confirmed a report by the Ohio State fan site "ElevenWarriors", which reports that Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett was arrested for OVI early Saturday morning near campus.

The site says Barrett was arrested attempting to get around an OVI checkpoint, according to Columubs Police Department sources. It says he was cooperative, and registered slightly over the legal blood alcohol limit.

He reportedly got a ride home from fellow OSU quarterback Cardale Jones.

OSU hasn't yet commented on the story.

The Buckeyes are off this week - they are back at the Horseshoe next Saturday hosting Minnesota.

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