Stories tagged with: OVI checkpoint

August 27, 2016 - 9:13am
6 hours 28 min ago

COSHOCTON – The Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted an OVI checkpoint Friday evening in the City of Coshocton.

According to Lt. Matt Boyd the checkpoint occurred at the intersection of Seventh St. and Alder St. in Coshocton from 8 p.m. till 11 p.m.

During that time 165 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. Only one vehicle was diverted for sobriety testing. That car was also emitting the smell of marijuana. In addition multiple traffic stop were made and...

August 22, 2016 - 7:32am
5 days 8 hours ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said they'll operate an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week.

The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location the morning of the checkpoint.

If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink.

Operational support for the sobriety checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement...

August 9, 2016 - 4:09am
2 weeks 4 days ago

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol announced an OVI checkpoint will take place this week.

The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint.

The Patrol said if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink.

Operational support for the sobriety checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement and...

August 20, 2015 - 3:08pm
1 year 1 week ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that two OVI checkpoints will be taking place in the area Friday evening, one in Muskingum County and one in Perry County.

Sergeant Chris Chesar of the Zanesville Post said the patrol conducts checkpoints in Muskingum County one to two times a year to deter motorists from driving impaired.

"The reason we're holding a checkpoint is to educate the public and bring awareness that we don't want people to drive impaired, so...

August 15, 2015 - 6:57pm
1 year 1 week ago

Making contact with 258 vehicles, saturation patrols conducted two OVI checkpoints in Guernsey County Friday. 

The two checkpoints, one on U.S. 22 and the other on S.R. 209, was conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Byesville Police Department and the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office. According to a press release from the State Highway Patrol, the average inspection time was 20 seconds. 

During the inspections, two vehicles were diverted, resulting in one OVI...

June 27, 2015 - 9:23am
1 year 8 weeks ago

The Lancaster Police Department in conjunction with the Fairfeild Sheriff's Office, and Ohio Department of Transportation, conducted an OVI Checkpoint June 26. The checkpoint was active from 8:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. that night. 

The Patrol made contact with 161 motorists at East Main Street in Lancaster throughout the night. 

The checkpoint resulted in one OVI related arrest. There were also eight traffic stops at or around the checkpoint by saturation patrols, and the...

June 26, 2015 - 3:27am
1 year 9 weeks ago

A sobriety checkpoint will take place Friday night in Lancaster. 

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol, the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office and the Lancaster Police Department will work together to hold the checkpoint on East Main Street from 8-10pm.

The OVI checkpoint is funded through federal grants and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. 

The checkpoint will be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols. The State Patrol said...

September 20, 2014 - 9:09am
1 year 48 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Coshocton County Sheriff's office announced that there will be an OVI checkpoint tonight. 

The checkpoint will be on Chestnut Street in Coshocton County from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. A statement from the State Highway patrol stated that  the checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes. 

September 19, 2014 - 5:17am
1 year 49 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced plans for an OVI checkpoint in Coshocton County.

The Patrol, in conjunction with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, said the checkpoint will take place Saturday evening. The exact time and location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning. 

The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. State troopers make an average of 25-thousand o-v-i arrests each year, in an...

September 18, 2014 - 8:25am
1 year 49 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announce a checkpoint in Licking County for Friday. 

The State Patrol said that the location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning. The OVI checkpoint is funded by Federal Grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. 

Based on provisional data there were 309 OVI related fatal crashes in which 341 people were killed last year in Ohio. 

On average State Troopers make an average of 25,000 OVI...

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