480 vehicles pass through OVI checkpoint

There was one felony arrest for possession of prescription drugs and five traffic citations issued

LISBON, Ohio (WYTV) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, Perry Township Police Department and Salem Police Department conducted a multi-agency OVI checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday evening.

The checkpoint was held on State Route 45 at milepost 23 in Peny Township, Columbiana County.

480 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. In addition to the checkpoint, troopers and area agencies worked saturation patrols. There was one felony arrest for possession of prescription drugs and five traffic citations issued.

The OVI checkpoint and saturation patrols were funded by fines from impaired drivers and other federal funding.

“Even with the short delays, officers working the event received a tremendous amount of public support during the checkpoint, and I want to thank the motoring public for helping to make our roadways safer. Even though there was no OVI arrest made at the checkpoint line, the checkpoint was beneficial for the public awareness and voluntary compliance,” said Lt. Les Brode, Lisbon Post Commander.


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