LIMA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Allen County Friday evening.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

"Every year, hundreds of people lose their lives in Ohio due to impaired driving crashes," Lieutenant Tim Grigsby, Commander of the Lima 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."

The location of the checkpoint will be announced on Friday morning, according to the Highway Patrol.