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Ohio State Highway Patrol Plans Multiple OVI Sobriety Checkpoints This Week

Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 12:32 pm
By Monica Lawrence

COLUMBUS- The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that troopers will operate multiple OVI checkpoints to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week.

The county where the checkpoints will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint, and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint.

“Based on provisional data, there were 338 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 370 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Colonel David W. Dicken, superintendent of the Patrol, said. “State troopers made 24,245 OVI arrests last year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

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.

Operational support for the sobriety checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement agencies.