OVI checkpoint issued on Harrison Avenue tonight

Checkpoint on Harrison Avenue.
Checkpoint on Harrison Avenue.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An OVI checkpoint will be held at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5 on Harrison Avenue neat Westwood Northern Boulevard, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP).

The checkpoint is funded by federal funds and is used to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The OSHP also reports that the checkpoint will be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injuries and fatal crashes.

In 2012, a total of 12,287 OVI's were enforced statewide according to statistics released on the OSPH's official statistics page on July 1.

Drivers who reach a blood-alcohol content level (BAC) of .08 percent and are caught driver can risk license suspension, fines, jail time, and increased insurance premium rates.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says, "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."

For more information about Friday's OVI checkpoint, visit the Ohio State Highway Patrol website.

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