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Troopers plan Warren County OVI checkpoint for Friday night

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Warren County on Friday night. The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to “deter and intercept impaired drivers,” according to a press release issued this morning.

MORE: One OVI arrest at 2017 checkpoint

In Ohio during 2017 there were 375 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 401 people were killed, according to Lieutenant Chuck O’Bryon, commander of the Lebanon post.

State troopers make approximately 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers, according to a release issued by O’Bryon.

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“OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways,” according to the release.

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