ASHLAND — The Ohio State Freeway Patrol introduced right this moment that an OVI checkpoint will probably be held in Ashland County tomorrow night.
The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is deliberate to discourage and intercept impaired drivers.
“Based mostly on provisional information, there have been 637 OVI-related deadly crashes wherein 685 folks have been killed final yr in Ohio,” stated Lt. Raymond Durant, commander of the Ashland Submit.
“State troopers make on common 25,000 OVI arrests every year in an try and fight these harmful drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not solely deter impaired driving however to proactively take away these harmful drivers from our roadways.”
The situation of the checkpoint will probably be introduced Friday morning.