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OVI checkpoint to take place in Van Wert County Friday

VAN WERT, Ohio (WPTA21) — Police will be on the roads looking for impaired drivers Friday evening.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Van Wert Police Department will participate in a OVI checkpoint from 7 pm until 10 pm Friday on US 127.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said they are doing the checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers. There will also be nearby saturation patrols to combat impaired driver-related injury and fatal crashes.

Police encourage people planning to drink to designate a driver or make other travel arrangements.

Jacob Burbrink

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