Sobriety Check Point to be held Aug. 29
Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:19 PM
ROUNDHEAD — The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Sobriety Check Point, Friday. Aug. 29, beginning at 9 p.m. and continuing until 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. The Check Point will be located on Ohio Route 117 north of Roundhead. The Check Point coincides with the 2014 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high visibility traffic enforcement initiative underway through Sept. 1, covering the busy Labor Day weekend. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over the Labor Day weekend an alcohol-impaired driving fatality occurs in the United States every 34 minutes; with the nighttime being the worst.
Sheriff Keith Everhart pointed out that highway safety data also indicates that highly visible enforcement campaigns reduce drunk-driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.
He stated, “It is our goal to have an unmistakable presence, ready to arrest drunk drivers who put lives at risk.” Funding for the additional man hours is provided to the Sheriff’s Office through a High Visibility Enforcement Grant administered by the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.