Patrol OVI checkpoint in Marion County tomorrow

Staff report

MARION — The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Marion County tomorrow evening.

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

‘l’here were 12,480 OVI-related crashes in which 297 people were killed and 7,029 people were injured last year in Ohio,” Lt. Lance Shearer, commander of the Marion Post, said. “State troopers make on averagc over 24,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combaL thcse dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadwavs.”

‘t’he location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning,\

Staff report

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