LIMA — The Lima post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, will conduct an OVI checkpoint from 6-9 p.m. tonight on state Route 309 near the Ohio State University campus.
The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is intended to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The checkpoint will include nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol and drug related injury and fatal crashes.
“Recent data has shown there have been 44 OVI related crashes, two of which resulted in fatalities, as well as 76 OVI arrests made within a three-mile radius of the checkpoint location,” said Lt. Tim Grigsby, commander of the Lima post. “The purpose of the checkpoint, as well as the advance notice media releases, is to educate the public of the dangers of impaired driving.”