Created on Saturday, 11 May 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol , in conjunction with other local law enforcement agencies, will operate OVI sobriety checkpoints to deter and intercept impaired drivers in Logan and Union counties this evening.
Logan County's checkpoint, which will be in operation Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., will be setup on south Main Street in Bellefontaine. The Union County checkpoint will be from 8 to 10 p.m. on Industrial Parkway.
“Statewide, troopers make on average 25,000 impaired driver arrests each year to help improve traffic safety for all Ohio citizens. OVI checkpoints are designed to deter impaired driving and remove those that don’t heed the warning.” Lt. Ronald Raines, commander of the Marysville Post said.
Troopers are again reminding those who plan to consume alcohol to also plan for a sober driver, or make other appropriate travel arrangements before drinking.