Last Night’s OVI Checkpoint Results

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Last night’s sobriety check point on US-22 yielded surprising results.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 415 cars went through the checkpoint and only one driver was arrested for an OVI.

“There were deputies there from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office with us, and (a man) just happened to pull up to the trooper at this point. There were two troopers there, and one trooper immediately noticed the guy displayed a lot of indicators of being impaired. They had him get out of the car and went from there,” tells Sgt. Jeremy Mendenhall an assistant post commander at OSP.

The driver was arrested and sent to Muskingum County Jail where he refused the breathalyzer test. The Zanesville post of the OSP says they don’t have any more checkpoints scheduled for the rest of this year, but they are always on the look-out for impaired drivers.

“Get a designated driver that is just the bottom line. If you have had anything to drink at all it is better to let somebody else carry the keys.”

The OSP says you drink, you drive, you lose.