Patrol OVI checkpoint to be held Friday in Crawford County

Staff report

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Crawford County Friday evening.

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

“Based on provisional data, there were 12,480 OVI-related traffic crashes in 2014 in which 297 people were killed in Ohio. Lieutenant Michael Vinson, commander of the Bucyrus Post said.“State Troopers make an average of 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.

Staff report