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Highway Patrol Checkpoint Coming Saturday

26 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Saturday evening, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting an OVI checkpoint somewhere in Richland County.

The local effort will be matched by checkpoints in ten other Ohio counties, including nearby Knox County.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. “There were 13,762 OVI-related crashes in which 720 people were killed last year in Ohio,” said Lieutenant Jason P. Murfield, Mansfield Post commander. “In 2021, troopers made more than 18,000 OVI arrests 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 Saturday morning. Any available additional information will be shared on our Twitter feed. UPDATED – The location was shared on our Twitter feed (@1812Blockhosue) at 9:30 AM on Saturday).

Typically the Highway Patrol holds several sobriety checkpoints every year. Checkpoint locations are usually based on statistics involving arrests and crashes within a three-mile radius.

Source: Ohio State Highway Patrol; Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

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