LIMA — The Lima post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Lima Police Department, will conduct an OVI checkpoint from 7-10 p.m. Friday on state Route 309, between Robb Avenue and North Cole Street near Lima.
The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned 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 238 OVI related crashes, two of which resulted in fatalities, as well as 1,107 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. We want to drive home a simple point: Don’t endanger the lives of our citizens with a reckless and irresponsible decision to drive while impaired.”