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Norwalk checkpoint nets 2 arrests

• Sep 9, 2018 at 8:40 AM

No impaired drivers were caught Friday during the OVI checkpoint in Norwalk, but the effort did result in two arrests.

The Norwalk Police Department, Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Investigative Unit and the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Norwalk Post joined efforts to conduct the checkpoint, which took place between 9 and 11 p.m. on U.S. 250 just south of Lais Road.

During the checkpoint, 583 vehicles were checked for signs of impairment.

No arrests for OVI were made. However, two people were arrested for marijuana possession, troopers said.

Funded by federal grants, the checkpoint — in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols — was designed to deter and intercept impaired drivers as part of an aggressive strategy to combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.

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