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GREENE COUNTY — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Greene County Friday evening. The OVI checkpoint, funded by state and federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

“Based on data from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were 12,138 OVI-related crashes on Ohio roads in 2013 resulting in 309 deaths and 5,036 injuries,” said Lt. D. L. Eck, commander of the Xenia OSP Post. “State troopers made 24,128 OVI arrests last 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.

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