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Drunken Driving Checkpoint (Somewhere) This Week

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it will announce the location the morning of the operation.

There will be an OVI checkpoint somewhere in the area this week, but the Ohio State Highway Patrol has not announced the location or day yet.

The patrol announced in a press release Monday morning from Ravenna that sometime in the next seven days a sobriety checkpoint will be set up to "deter and intercept impaired drivers." 

The day before the checkpoint is set up, the county where it will take place will be announced. The morning of the checkpoint, the location will be announced.

“Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year in Ohio,” said Lt. Nakia J. Hendrix, Commander of the Patrol’s Ravenna Post. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

Wherever the checkpoint is set up, local law enforcement agencies will help with the operation, according to the state highway patrol. 

"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," a press release stated.

To find out when and where, check back with Patch.

Wanda Minor August 22, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Why? Because we live in the USA. Hitler LOVED checkpoints. Hussein loved checkpoints.
Desmo August 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM
As soon as I see that someone doesn't know the difference between "there" and "they're", I stop reading.
Bob Haley Jr. August 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I didn't even get that far. When the commenter referenced them self in the third person I tuned out.
wmfr August 23, 2012 at 01:47 PM
damn, who really cares - The main thing is that the roads might be a tad safer for a few days.
Alex White August 23, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Perhaps, English is his 2nd language? Or is it Splanglish? Welcome to the new and improved America, or is it El Norte? In Mexico, the Federales don't ask for your driver's license at traffic saftey checkpoints, they just gun you down and take your truck. I think Senor Gordo Pinchero might be pulling the burro’s tail. I can't wait for Macho Gabacho, Zilla, and Jose Maricon's comments. I already have my language translator in hand. In the interim, Budweiser’s all around, amigos.

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