Multi-agency OVI checkpoints planned tonight in Scioto County

File photo - sobriety checkpoint (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol will hold an OVI checkpoint tonight in Scioto County to combat impaired driving.

The checkpoint will be on U.S. 52 near Mabert Road, located in Portsmouth, Ohio.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Portsmouth Police and Shawnee State Police Department, will conduct the OVI checkpoints between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight.

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The checkpoints will be held in conjunction with increase patrols and aggressive combat impaired driver-related injury and fatal crashes.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Why are the locations and times of a sobriety checkpoint released?

Guidelines issued by the NHTSA instruct law enforcement to “aggressively” publicize the locations.

The goal, according to the NHTSA, is to not only to deter impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel, but also to assure the protection of constitutional rights for both police and the public.

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