The Ohio State Highway Patrol says an OVI checkpoint will be held in Ross County, Saturday night. It is funded by federal grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.
“Based on provisional data, there were 413 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 436 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lieutenant John Moore, commander of the Chillicothe Post, said.
“State Troopers make an average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in 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 checkpoint is on State Route 159 starting at 9pm.