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OVI checkpoint planned for Seneca County to combat impaired driving




Photo Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol

Tiffin, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in partnership with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the Tiffin Police Department, has announced a planned OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) checkpoint for Friday, June 16, on State Route 18.

The checkpoint is scheduled to take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with the aim of deterring and intercepting impaired drivers.

This initiative, made possible through federal grant funds, seeks to address the pressing issue of impaired driving in the region. By strategically locating the checkpoint on State Route 18, law enforcement agencies hope to effectively identify and apprehend individuals operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

In addition to the checkpoint, nearby saturation patrols will be deployed to aggressively combat impaired driver-related incidents, including both injury and fatal crashes. The collaborative efforts of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, and Tiffin Police Department aim to make the roadways safer for all residents and visitors.

Authorities strongly urge individuals who plan to consume alcohol to make responsible choices. Designating a sober driver or arranging alternative means of transportation before consuming alcohol is crucial to ensure the safety of both themselves and others on the road.

The OVI checkpoint serves as a proactive measure to prevent the occurrence of accidents caused by impaired driving. By raising awareness and actively enforcing traffic laws, law enforcement agencies hope to minimize the risks associated with driving under the influence.

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