Created on Friday, 30 August 2013 Written by By THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
The Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Township Police Department and Russells Point Police Department combined efforts Thursday evening for a local sobriety checkpoint that did not find any impaired drivers.
During the two-hour checkpoint on Main Street in Russells Point, a total of 61 vehicles passed through the location and each of the drivers cleared the inspection.
The Ohio Department of Transportation provided resources at the checkpoint.
In addition, participating agencies coordinated increased patrols during this time
Crash statistics for the past two years indicate that there have been 153 crashes in Logan County involving impaired driving. Year-to-date, there have been two alcohol-related fatal crashes in the county.
Multi-agency sobriety checkpoints illustrate law enforcement agency’s united front in deterring and combating impaired driving. Even though no impaired drivers were apprehended at the checkpoint, the partner agencies consider the effort a success since it raises awareness and provides a general deterrence to motorists.
Logan County law enforcement officials remind the public to buckle their seat belts and not to drink and drive.