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
- - - - -
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