Lancaster- The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today an OVI checkpoint will be held in Perry County tomorrow evening.
The OVI checkpoint, which is funded by federal grants, is being held with the purpose of deterring drivers from getting behind the wheel while impaired and to intercept those who choose to do so.
In 2021, there were 13,726 OVI-related crashes, which resulted in 652 fatal crashes throughout Ohio. In Perry County, 42 OVI-related crashes resulted in two deaths and 19 injuries.
Motorists can do their part in keeping the roadways safe by following all traffic laws, never driving impaired, and always designating a sober driver.
The checkpoint location will be announced on Friday, May 6, 2022.