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      Troopers to hold DUI checkpoint in Wood County Friday

      The Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning drivers, as required by law, that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Wood County Friday.

      The Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning drivers, as required by law, that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Wood County Friday.

      The OVI checkpoint will be held Friday evening with the exact location being announced in the morning, according to troopers.

      READ: Police required to announce DUI checkpoints ahead of time

      "Based on provisional data, there were 453 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 494 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lieutenant Jerrod A. Savidge, Commander of the Bowling Green Post, said. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways."