MOUNT GILEAD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Mount Vernon Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight on South Main Street (Ohio 13).

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The site will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.

Anyone planning to consume alcohol should designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before drinking.

“Don’t let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired,” said Lt. Chad McGinty in a press release issued this morning.

 

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