OVI Checkpoint in Jackson and Ross Counties

An OVI checkpoint will be held in Jackson County on SR 93 tonight, from 8 to 10pm. Another OVI checkpoint will be held in Ross County Saturday evening, and the location will be announced tomorrow.

The Highway Patrol, in conjunction with local law enforcement, announced today that the OVI checkpoints are planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

Funded by federal grant funds, the checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat impaired driver-related injury and fatal crashes.

They say, if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don’t let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired.

Based on provisional data, there were 384 OVI-related fatal crashes in which people were killed last year in Ohio.

Lt. T. J. Karwatske, Commander of the Chillicothe Post, said “State troopers make an average of 19,000 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.”

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content