LIMA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol will operate an OVI checkpoint Saturday evening on state Route 81 in Bath Township.
The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is designed to deter and intercept impaired drivers.
“Every year, hundreds of people lose their lives in Ohio due to impaired driving crashes,” said Lt. Tim Grigsby, commander of the Lima patrol post. “State troopers make on average 25,000 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.”