Patrol OVI multi-agency checkpoint on US 52 tonight

PORTSMOUTH – The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Portsmouth Police Department, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be conducted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight on US 52 near Mabert Road, located in Portsmouth, Ohio.

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

The checkpoint 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.