Troopers announce OVI checkpoint Saturday

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PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol will hold a checkpoint Saturday night looking for drunk drivers.

Troopers announced the checkpoint will be held on Russell Road in Sidney from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.

The OVI checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds and is designed to deter and intercept impair drivers.

Nearby saturation patrols will also be held to aggressively combat alcohol-related injuries and deadly crashes.

Troopers warn if you plan to drink, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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