The State Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk driving this weekend.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place in Coshocton County Saturday night. Zanesville Post Commander Lieutenant Steven Rine said four of the last five traffic fatalities in Coshocton County were alcohol related.
"The checkpoint itself is just for awareness and education," said Rine. "We do apprehensions there, but we put it out because we want to educate the public."
A Muskingum County sobriety check-point stopped more than 600 drivers on Friday night.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol held a drunk driving checkpoint just south of Wal-Mart on State Route 22 in Newton Township. The plans for the operation were released the day before. Lieutenant Steven Rine said the goal isn't so much to arrest impaired drivers as it is to deter and educate.
"That's a deterrent," said Rine. "We put it out in the media we want to be sure we're...
The Highway Patrol will be looking for drunk drivers Friday night during a sobriety checkpoint in Muskingum County.
The checkpoint will take place on US 22 just south of Wal-Mart in Newton Township. The checkpoint, funded by federal grants is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.. If stopped prepare to produce your license, registration and proof of insurance.
"There shouldn't be much of a wait at all. Depending on the traffic volume, we don't stop every car that...