The Sylvania Township Police Department will be holding a DUI checkpoint today in an attempt to decrease the number of impaired drivers on its major thoroughfare.
The checkpoint will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on U.S. 20, west of Hesyler Road and east of Gradwohl Road. Authorities said officers would be conducting a roadside check of drivers for alcohol and drug impairment, in an effort to decrease traffic fatalities.
“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. Our goal is to save lives through the use of high visibility OVI enforcement operations,” said Sylvania Township Chief Robert Boehme.
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 are helping with the checkpoint.
It is being funded through a grant by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Governor’s Highway Safety Office.