Highway Patrol Plans OVI Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

Highway Patrol Plans OVI Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

  • 8/11/2017 12:09:50 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
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RICHLAND COUNTY, OH - The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Richland County tomorrow evening.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

"Based on provisional data, there were 313 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 346 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lieutenant Ivy, commander of the Mansfield Post said. "State Troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways."

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning, August 12th.

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