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Highway Patrol Checkpoint Tonight; Citizen Training Sessions Twice Next Month
Posted on: 07/19/2013
By  Mike Cullums
 
The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Marietta post, which covers Washington and Morgan counties, says it will conduct an OVI checkpoint in Morgan County this evening.
 
Lieutenant Carlos Smith, Marietta post commander, says the checkpoint, funded by federal grants, is aimed at deterring as well as intercepting impaired drivers.
 
Smith says “there were 25 OVI-related crashes in Morgan County last year in which one person was killed.”
 
The exact location of the OVI checkpoint will be announced later today.
 
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Lieutenant Smith says the Marietta post will offer what the Patrol calls “community shield training” twice next month.
 
The one-hour training sessions conducted by troopers consist of instruction in detecting impaired drivers, homeland security and human trafficking. The training is geared toward community members who would like to assist state troopers as extra sets of eyes while on the road.
 
Attendees will be provided a complimentary license plate bracket at the conclusion of the training.
 
The sessions will be held August 7 and 17 at 7 PM at the Patrol post, 27761 State Route 7 in Reno. Space is limited and registration is first-come, first-served. To register call the post during business hours at (740) 374-5616.
 
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