OVI checkpoint tonight in southern Warren County

UPDATE @8:45 a.m.:

The Ohio Highway Patrol and local law enforcement will have an OVI checkpoint set up on U.S. 22, just east of Landen Road in Deerfield Twp.

“The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Hamilton Township Police Department announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 9 pm until 11 pm tonight,” according to today’s announcement.

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Today’s announcement locates the checkpoint announced on Thursday.

“The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-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 for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired,” the announcement concluded.

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The Ohio Highway Patrol plans to set up a checkpoint in Warren County on Friday night for drivers operating while intoxicated.

A press release issued Thursday morning indicated the location would be revealed on Friday.

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“The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers,” according to a press release issued by Lt. Chuck O’Bryon, commander of the highway patrol’s Lebanon post.

In Ohio during 2017, there were 375 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 401 people were killed, according to O’Bryon.

State troopers make approximately 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers, O’Bryon added.

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

We will report on the location, once it is revealed on Friday.

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