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OSHP announces results of Seneca County OVI checkpoint




Photo Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol

Fostoria, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), in conjunction with the Fostoria Police Division, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tiffin Police Department, held an OVI checkpoint in Seneca County on Friday.

The Ohio Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control during the operation.

The OVI checkpoint was located on U.S. Route 23 just north of Jackson Street in the City of Fostoria and was conducted from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

During the checkpoint, 536 drivers were checked for signs of impairment. Zero arrests were made for OVI in the checkpoint zone.

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

Two drivers were arrested for OVI by officers working the saturation patrols, one during the checkpoint, and one felony OVI after the conclusion of the checkpoint. Additionally, a felony drug arrest was made during saturation patrols of the operation.

The OVI checkpoint was funded by federal grant funds, and is intended to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to OSHP.

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