OSHP: OVI checkpoint coming Friday evening


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WILMINGTON — The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Clinton County Friday evening.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

Based on provisional data from 2018, there were 359 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 394 people were killed, according to Lieutenant Stan Jordan, Post Commander of the Wilmington Post.

State troopers make approximately 26,600 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.

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