Patrol plans OVI sobriety checkpoint in county for Friday

Staff report

An OVI checkpoint will be held in Madison County Friday evening, the West Jefferson Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday morning.

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

“Based on provisional data, there were 381 OVI related fatal crashes in which 415 people were killed last year in Ohio,” stated Lt. J.D. Pyles, commander of the post. “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.”

The specific location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning.

Staff report