The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the checkpoint Thursday morning.

OVI checkpoint will take place in Clark County Friday evening

An operating vehicle while intoxicated checkpoint will take place in Clark County Friday evening.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the checkpoint Thursday morning.

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“Based on provisional data, there were 379 OVI- related fatal crashes in which 405 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lt. Brian Aller, commander of the Springfield Post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

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The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning.

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