OVI Checkpoint Saturday

Local News

If you’re drinking alcohol this weekend, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says you better designate a sober driver.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol has announced they will be holding a low manpower, OVI sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Muskingum County Saturday.

“It’s no secret that we have them. As a matter of fact it will be well-marked and lit up, when people get to the check point there will be signs there and an arrow board telling them just what we are doing and it serves a purpose as a deterrent,” says Sgt. Clark Felix.

Officers from the Patrol and Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office will be looking for OVI, drivers under suspension and unsafe vehicles.

“Some of them will be working the check point itself. Others will be in what we like to call ‘chase cars.’ People come in make a U-turn, they look like they may be impaired may just want to take a look at them, not stop them, but maybe get behind them and look to see if they’re driving erratic,” says Sgt. Felix.

The checkpoint is made possible through federal grant money funded by OVI fines. It will run from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The exact location of the checkpoint will be announced tomorrow morning on our Web site.