OVI checkpoint to be held in Columbiana County Friday

The location will be announced Friday morning

LISBON, Ohio (WYTV) – An OVI checkpoint will be held in Columbiana County on Friday.

The location will be announced Friday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to deter and intercept impaired drivers. Highway Patrol says there were 316 OVI-related crashes last year resulting in 346 people being killed in Ohio.

“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,” said Lt. Leslie Brode.

The checkpoint is funded by federal grants.

 

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