Patrol OVI Sobriety Checkpoint in Franklin County Friday


COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Franklin County Friday evening.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

“Based on provisional data, 413 people were killed in OVI-related crashes last year in Ohio.” Lieutenant Niemeyer, commander of the Columbus Post, said “State troopers make on average near 20,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning.