Tiffin, Ohio — In an effort to combat impaired driving and ensure road safety, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in collaboration with the Tiffin Police Department and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, organized an OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired) checkpoint on Friday, June 16.
The checkpoint, which received assistance from the Ohio Department of Transportation for traffic control, aimed to deter and intercept impaired drivers in the area.
The strategically chosen location for the OVI checkpoint was State Route 18, situated just east of US 224 in the City of Tiffin. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., law enforcement officers conducted thorough screenings of drivers passing through the checkpoint, checking for any signs of impairment.
A total of 884 drivers were assessed during the duration of the checkpoint. Despite the extensive checks carried out, no arrests were made for OVI within the checkpoint zone.
Funding for the OVI checkpoint was made possible through federal grant funds specifically allocated for this purpose. By utilizing these resources, authorities aimed to reinforce the importance of responsible driving and discourage individuals from getting behind the wheel while impaired.