(MARIETTA, OH) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol recently won the battle of the best-looking police cruiser, and now they’re continuing to fight the war on driving under the influence.
The state patrol says they’ll be conducting a sobriety checkpoint, but will tell in which county it will take place the day before it happens, and the exact location within the county the morning of the checkpoint.
Lieutenant Carlos Smith with the Marietta post says the checkpoints have helped people understand that the patrol doesn’t kid around with impaired driving.
“It’s more of an educational tool and awareness, and to let the public know that we take drunk driving seriously,” he says.
Smith says the Marietta post hasn’t arrested anyone at the four checkpoints in the past two years, but officers have arrested these folks…
“We have arrested people who may be trying to avoid the checkpoints, and typically we have officers who saturate the checkpoint area for people trying to avoid it,” he says.
As always, the patrol reminds you to designate a driver or make other travel arrangements if you plan to drink.