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State Patrol: more than 200 vehicles passed through OVI checkpoint

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Six citations issued during Friday-night enforcement effort

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Members of local law enforcement joined forces on Friday night to take intoxicated drivers off of Guernsey County's roadways.

The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Byesville Police Department, conducted an OVI checkpoint on State Route 209 on Friday night. In all, officers and troopers saw 215 vehicles pass through the checkpoint. Nearby saturation patrols issued six citations, including two OVI and one DUI charges.

Lt. James Tracy, Commander of the Cambridge Post, told AVC News that in 2013, 341 people were killed in OVI-related crashes in Ohio; however, state troopers made around 25,000 OVI arrests during the same time period. Lt. Tracy added that "OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove dangerous drivers from our roadways."

Z. Daniel Barnett

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