MANSFIELD,OH – The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Shelby Police Department, conducted an OVI checkpoint on Saturday, July 15th from 9:00 PM until 11 PM.
The checkpoint was located on State Route 39 north of Taylortown Road in Shelby. During the OVI checkpoint 465 vehicles were checked with one individual arrested for OVI, and one individual charged with a minor drug offense.
The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, was utilized to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The checkpoint was also held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat impaired driver-related injury and fatal crashes. Richland County Law Enforcement reminds area residents that if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don't let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired.