Drunken Driving Checkpoint in Portage County Saturday
The exact location and time will be announced Saturday morning.
On Saturday evening, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint somewhere in Portage County.
The exact location of the checkpoint won't be released until Saturday morning.
The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.
"Based on provisional data, there were 332 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 359 people were killed last year and 7,507injured in Ohio," Lt. Nakia Hendrix, commander of the Ravenna Post, said. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVIarrests each year in combating these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving,but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways."
Check Patch Saturday for the location and time.