LIMA – The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with the Lima Police Department, conducted an OVI checkpoint on Oct. 11, 2019 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on State Route 309 between Rob Avenue and North Cole Street in Allen County.

The OVI checkpoint yielded no OVI arrests with one vehicle being diverted. One misdemeanor drug arrest was made. Saturation patrols in the immediate area of the checkpoint resulted in no additional OVI arrests. There were a total of 1,035 vehicles which passed through the checkpoint.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Allen County Mothers Against Drunk Driving Chapter (M.A.D.D), Lima Allen County Regional Planning Commission, Allen County Emergency Management Agency, and the Lima Police Department.

Suspected impaired drivers can be reported by calling #677. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds motorists to never drive impaired or distracted and always buckle your safety belt.