The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thurday an OVI checkpoint wil be held in Perry County Friday evening.

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

"Based on provisional data, there were 452 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 493 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lt. Craig Cvetan, commander of the Lancaster 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.

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