OVI checkpoints planned tonight in Licking County

File photo - sobriety checkpoint (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol will hold two OVI checkpoints tonight in Licking County to combat impaired driving.

The checkpoints will be on State Routes 13 and 79 in Licking County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Licking County Sheriff’s Office and the Heath Police Department, will conduct the OVI checkpoints between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight.

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

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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.

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