OSHP to hold OVI checkpoint in Auglaize County

WAPAKONETA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol will hold an OVI checkpoint Friday evening in Auglaize County. The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning, according to an OSHP release.

The checkpoint will be funded through a federal grant.

“Based on provisional data, there were 11,833 OVI-related crashes in which 668 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lt. J.D. Westerfield, commander of the Wapakoneta post, said in the statement. “On average, there are 16,817 OVI arrests made yearly by law enforcement officers 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.”