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UPDATE: Patrol announces OVI checkpoint location in Huron County

• Updated Sep 7, 2018 at 9:46 PM

(UPDATED at 7:49 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2018)

The location for today’s OVI checkpoint in Huron County has been announced.

The state Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Norwalk Police Department and the Huron County Sheriff’s Department, will operate the OVI checkpoint from 9 to 11 p.m. on U.S. 250 near Lais Road.

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

The checkpoint also will be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.

“If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink,” troopers said in a press release announcing the checkpoint. “Don't let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired.

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The state Highway Patrol announced that an OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired) checkpoint will be held Friday evening in Huron County.

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

"Based on provisional data in 2017, there were 379 OVI related fatal crashes last year in Ohio in which 405 people were killed,” said Lt. C. Gullett, commander of the patrol’s Norwalk 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."

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning.

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