Findlay- Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs continues to be a national problem.
The purpose of an OVI checkpoint is to increase public awareness of the impaired driving problem and to deter citizens from driving impaired in Hancock County and the City of Findlay.
During the checkpoint on Friday night, 919 vehicles drove through the checkpoint and were checked. Of those vehicles, three were diverted for further investigation.
Three of the drivers were charged with operating a vehicle while impaired.
Two were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. One individual was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Officers from the Findlay Police Department, University of Findlay PD, deputies from the Hancock CO. Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Findlay Post participated in the checkpoint.
Local law enforcement agencies are reminding motorists not to drive while under the influence.