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.