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OVI checkpoint scheduled for Friday night in Madison County

Law enforcement in Madison County will be holding an OVI checkpoint Friday night.
File photo (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be holding an OVI checkpoint Friday night in Madison County.

The checkpoint will be held from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on State Route 40, near State Route 142.

The OVI checkpoint is done to deter motorists from driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a release.

OSHP is reminding drivers if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements.

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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.