Patrol plans OVI Checkpoints on Wapakoneta Avenue and state Route 47

Piqua – The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Friday that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday night on Wapakoneta Avenue in the City of Sidney. A second OVI checkpoint will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday night on State Route 47.

The OVI checkpoints, funded by federal grant funds, are planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers and is a partnership between the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Sidney Police Department.

The checkpoints will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol related injury and fatal crashes.

If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don’t let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired.