OVI checkpoint Friday evening in Delaware County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that an OVI checkpoint will be set up in Delaware County Friday evening.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, troopers said.

“Based on provisional data, there were 316 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 346 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lieutenant Marcus A. Pirrone, commander of the Delaware patrol post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning.