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Ohio State Highway Patrol to hold OVI sobriety checkpoint in Seneca County




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Tiffin, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the Tiffin Police Department, announced that an OVI sobriety checkpoint will be held Friday, July 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on State Route 53 in Seneca County.

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

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

If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink.

“Don’t let another life be lost as a result of the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired,” the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a news release.

“Based on provisional data, there were 637 OVI- related fatal crashes last year in Ohio,” said Lieutenant Tim Hoffman, commander of the 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.”

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