VAN WERT - The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Van Wert Police Department, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight on US 127 in Van Wert County.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The checkpoint will be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat impaired driver-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. The Checkpoint is a reminder to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”