UPDATED 8:41 a.m.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Port Clinton Police Department, and the Ohio Investigative Unit announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. tonight on SR-163 (E. Perry Street) near Maple Street, in Port Clinton, Ottawa County.
The OVI checkpoints, funded by federal grants, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.
The checkpoints will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.
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.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Ottawa County tomorrow evening in cooperation with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Port Clinton Police Department, and the Ohio Investigate Unit.
The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.
"Based on provisional data 2012-2013, there were 413 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 436 people were killed last year in Ohio.” Lieutenant A.L. DeChoudens, commander of the Sandusky 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 Friday morning.