Ohio State Highway Patrol announced more checkpoints throughout NW Ohio

Officials announce locations of checkpoints set up this week.

Drivers traveling throughout northwest Ohio should expect checkpoints by Ohio State Highway Patrol during this week.

Officials will have an OVI checkpoint in Defiance County, Thursday at 9 p.m. on State Route 111 on south Clinton Street. The Defiance County Sheriffâ??s Office will assist troopers during the checkpoints.

Authorities strongly urge the public to designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before drink and driving. Patrols plan to combat aggressively alcohol-related injuries and fatal crashes.

This is just one of several checkpoints planned this week.

Authorities announced Sylvania Township will have a checkpoint Friday and announce its location some time Friday afternoon.

Drivers traveling through Williams County will undergo a checkpoint. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a checkpoint will take place Friday evening and announce its location Friday morning.