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OVI Checkpoint in Allen County

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Drinking and driving is still a problem in our society.

The National Transportation Safety Board is encouraging states like Ohio to consider a .05% blood alcohol content to be the legal limit.

In Ohio it's currently .08%.

Keeping drunk drivers off the road is a challenge.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol from Van Wert teamed up with the Lima post to conduct an OVI checkpoint tonight on State Route 309 between Robb avenue and Cole street.

Motorists are stopped to see if they've been drinking.

If an officer detects alcohol, the motorist will be pulled aside and further testing could be done.

Pam Styer, local Mothers Against Drunk Driving president was at the OVI Checkpoint.

She's encouraged by talk of a .05% standard for drinking while driving.

But she would rather people not drink and drive at all.

The checkpoint is expected to be in operation until midnight Saturday night.

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