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      Impaired drivers on the radar Friday night in Sylvania Twp.

      Sylvania Township holds sobriety checkpoint Friday.

      Impaired drivers in Sylvania Township will be on law enforcement's radar Friday night during a planned sobriety checkpoint.

      The Sylvania Township Police Department, in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Lucas County Sheriff's Office, Sylvania Police, Univ. of Toledo police, and Oregon Police, will attempt to deter and intercept impaired drivers on Central Ave. just west of Reynolds.

      The checkpoint will be set up from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Saturday.

      Officers will be conducting roadside checks of drivers. They'll be on the lookout for anyone driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

      Sylvania Township Police say Central Ave., in the township, sees a high number of impaired driving arrests along with a number of crashes due to impaired driving. "Our goal is to save lives through the use of high visibility OVI enforcement operations," said Sylvania Twp. Police Chief Robert Boehme. "If you plan to drink, arrange to use a designated driver, public transportation, or a taxi."