Circleville – The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and the Circleville Police Department, conducted an OVI checkpoint on Friday, June 30 on Lancaster Pike in the city of Circleville from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The OVI checkpoint was funded with federal grants, to both deter and intercept impaired drivers and to raise public awareness of the continued problem of impaired driving on our streets and highways. Saturation patrols were also utilized in the surrounding areas to combat alcohol and drug-related fatal and serious injury crashes.
A total of 449 vehicles were checked during the course of the checkpoint and no vehicles were diverted for suspected alcohol and/or drug impairment or driver’s license violations. In addition, saturation patrols resulted in 7 enforcement contacts and 19 non-enforcement contacts. No OVI arrests for alcohol and/or drugged driving impairment were made during the effort.