Sobriety Checkpoint (Some Time, Somewhere) This Week
When the place and time is announced, Patch will post an update on the site. Continue to check the site this week to find out the details.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Monday morning that a sobriety checkpoint will be set up soon ... but the place and time has not been announced yet.
The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint.
The purpose of the checkpoint is to intercept impaired drivers, according to the OSHP.
“Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lieutenant Nakia J. Hendrix, Commander of the Patrol’s Ravenna Post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each 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," the press release stated. "Don’t let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired."
Operational support for the sobriety checkpoints will be provided by local law enforcement agencies.
Check Patch for an update on where and when the checkpoint will be set up.