OVI checkpoint set for Campbell


CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) – An Ohio State Highway Patrol-announced OVI checkpoint Saturday in Campbell netted one felony drug arrest related to heroin and a misdemeanor involving marijuana, according to Campbell police.

The checkpoint ran from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Route 289 at 9th Street and was held in conjunction with the Campbell Police Department.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, was planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

The checkpoint was held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.

Coitsville Police assisted with another checkpoint on State Route 616 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. That checkpoint resulted in arrests for four OVIs, one felony, and a misdemeanor involving marijuana, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Combined, the checkpoints saw just over 500 vehicles.

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