Two DUI arrests were made as the result of a checkpoint conducted Friday night by the Sylvania Township police.
Of the 636 vehicles checked, 29 were diverted for further investigation. The blood alcohol content for a DUI in Ohio is 0.08. The average BAC test was 0.195.
The checkpoint was held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 7836 W. Central Ave., west of Hesyler Road and east of Gradwohl Road.
“U.S. 20 [Central Avenue] continues to have a high number of impaired driving arrests as well as a documented number of crashes involving impaired drivers,” said Sylvania Township Chief Robert Boehme in a statement. “Our goal is to save lives through the use of high visibility OVI enforcement operations.”
Four Sylvania Townhip officers were assisted by 11 officers from the Ohio Highway Patrol, the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Toledo Area Metroparks, the Lucas County OVI Task Force, and Sylvania and Holland police departments.
It was funded through a grant by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Governor’s Highway Safety Office.