The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Saturday morning that it will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint in Brimfield with the help of the Brimfield Police Department.
The exact location is at mile post 9 in Brimfield from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.
"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," according to a press release from the patrol.
To follow along with how the checkpoint is going, 'Like' the Brimfield Police Department's Facebook page. The chief is known to leave comments during the checkpoint and all of the time, actually.
"We have to warn the motorists with press releases, post signs giving them a way around the checkpoint and can only stop vehicles for a certain amount of time … in short, the cards are stacked against us …. still, historically … we average 18 arrests every time we host a checkpoint. If you drive drunk in Brimfield this weekend we will arrest you."