OVI Checkpoint in Pickaway County on Friday

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today an OVI checkpoint will be held in Pickaway County tomorrow evening.

The OVI checkpoint, which is funded by federal grants, is being held with the purpose of deterring drivers from getting behind the wheel while impaired and to intercept those who choose to do so.

In 2020, there were 13,141 OVI-related crashes, which resulted in 685 deaths and 7,981 injuries throughout Ohio. In Pickaway County, 65 OVI-related crashes resulted in seven deaths and 28 injuries.  

Motorists can do their part in keeping the roadways safe by following all traffic laws, never driving impaired and always designating a sober driver.

The checkpoint location will be announced on Friday August 20, 2021.

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