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OVI checkpoint set to happen Friday night in Canton

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Posted at 1:48 PM, May 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 13:48:19-04

CANTON, Ohio — The Stark County Sheriff's Office said it will operate an OVI checkpoint in Canton on Friday night.

It will take place in the 4000 block of Southway Street.

Deputies will check drivers passing through the checkpoint for alcohol and drug impairment.

"We intend to inform the public that officers will be vigilant in detecting and apprehending impaired drivers," the sheriff's office said. "We want to strongly recommend to those who will be consuming alcohol to plan for a designated driver or make other arrangements."

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