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.”More…