CLEVELAND - The Ohio State Highway Patrol said this holiday week it plans to be on the lookout for drunk drivers. Troopers are asking people to dial #677 if they see an impaired driver on the road.
The State Patrol said through May of this year in Ohio, OVIs (operating a vehicle while impaired) are up 10 percent. But OVI-related fatal crashes are down 26 percent.
During last year's July Fourth weekend, troopers arrested 598 drivers for OVI.
Troopers said if you are driving impaired, you will be arrested.
Tuesday morning, NewsChannel5 checked with area police departments like Akron, Cleveland and Canton police to see if they plan to set up DUI checkpoints.
Dispatchers told us they weren't aware of any.
Some departments said to check back later Tuesday.
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