Troopers from the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting an OVI sobriety checkpoint this evening, Friday, May 13, in Bellefontaine with the assistance of several other agencies.
Officers from the Bellefontaine Police Department and deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office will join forces with troopers for the checkpoint in the area of south Main Street and Lake Avenue from 8 p.m. to midnight.
“Statewide, troopers make an average of 25,000 impaired driver arrests each year to help improve traffic safety for all Ohio citizens,” Marysville Post Commander Lt. Molly Harris said in a release. “OVI checkpoints are designed to deter impaired driving and remove those who don’t heed the warning.”
Individuals who plan to consume alcohol are urged by troopers to also plan for a sober driver or to make other travel arrangements before drinking. Alcohol-related crashes continue to be a significant problem both locally and nationally.