11 traffic deaths over holiday weekend

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Monday there have been 11 traffic deaths across the state this July 4th weekend.

OSP says that number is provisional and will be updated each morning. The final report will be available in a final report expected to be released later in the week.

Law Enforcement reminds drivers to drive sober and wear seatbelts.

An OVI checkpoint is scheduled Monday night in Jefferson Township. The checkpoint will begin at 7:00 pm in the 6600 block of West Third Street and will continue until 11:00 pm.

READ MORE: Location of O.V.I. Checkpoint to be announced July 3

Sergeant Flagg says the location of the checkpoint is based on statistical data. The task force says 16 people have been arrested for OVI near this location in 2017 and 15 in 2016.

Montgomery County deputies and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers will also be conducting saturation patrols throughout the July 4th holiday weekend.

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