OVI Checkpoints in Ohio

Where Are The DUI Checkpoints Tonight in Ohio?

Find details about Ohio DUI Roadblocks, sobriety checkpoints, and OVI/DUI checkpoints in this table. It provides insights into the city, location, and timing. If you’re on a mobile device, effortlessly scroll the table right to left, left to right, up, and down to easily view all the data! Stay informed for safer travels.

County
City
OVI Location
Time & Date
FranklinColumbusOVI Checkpoint near the intersection of East Main Street and South Parkview AvenueFriday, June 21​, 2024 from 8 PM to 12:30 AM
ButlerMiddletownRoosevelt Boulevard Middletown, OH 4504421 June, 2024 - Friday
TrumbullLiberty TownshipThe most heavily traveled roads in Liberty other than I-80 and State Route 11, are Belmont Ave. and Churchill Hubbard Road.Friday - June 14, 2024 Tonight
CuyahogaParmaOVI checkpoint will be held on State RoadFriday - June 14, 2024 From 9 PM to 1 AM
ButlerWest Chester TownshipOVI checkpoint is scheduled to operate on Tylersville Road by Crosley Boulevard, which is between Cox Road and Butler-Warren Road.Friday - June 14, 2024 From 7:15 PM to 10 PM
Van WertCity of Van WertOVI checkpoint - SR66 (W. Fifth Street), in the City of DelphosFriday - June 14, 2024
MahoningBoardmanOVI checkpoint at 4030 Market Street in BoardmanFriday - June 14, 2024 from 11 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday
LickingColumbusComing Soon - Keep your eye here - By Licking County OVI Task ForceFriday - June 14, 2024 Tonight
Stark Lawrence TownshipOVI checkpoint - State Route 21 North and Forty Corners and State Route 93 near Tuslaw High School.Friday - June 14, 2024
SummitUnspecifiedOVI Checkpoint - across Summit CountyFriday - June 14, 2024 Tonight
HamiltonNorwoodOVI checkpoint - US 22/3, Montgomery Road in the City of Norwood in Hamilton CountyFriday, June 7, 2024 from 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Tonight
JeffersonSteubenvilleOVI Checkpoint - State Route 7 near Ross Street in Steubenville, Ohio in Jefferson CountyFriday, June 7, 2024 from 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Tonigh
CuyahogaClevelandOVI Checkpoint - Harvard Ave, ClevelandFriday, June 7, 2024
MahoningAustintownOVI checkpoint and Saturation patrols - 4477 Mahoning Avenue in AustintownFriday, June 7, 2024 From 10 PM to 2 AM
WilliamsBryanOVI checkpoint AT North Main Street in BryanFriday, June 7, 2024 From 7 PM to 9 PM
MontgomeryDaytonOVI Checkpoint - Exact location will be announced SoonFriday, June 7, 2024
CuyahogaBrook ParkOVI Checkpoint - W 130th St, Brook Park, OHMonday, June 3, 2024 From 7 PM to 11 PM
MahoningUnspecifiedOVI checkpoint along Route 7 in Mahoning CountyFriday, May 31, 2024 From 10 PM to 2 AM
MahoningUnspecifiedsobriety checkpoint will be held somewhere in Mahoning County on Friday eveningFriday, 31 May 2024 Evening
SummitUnspecifiedOVI CheckpointFriday, 24 May 2024 - Memorial Day weekend
CuyahogaSolonOVI Checkpoints - State Route 43 (Aurora Road) and the commercial business districtThursday, May, 23, 2024 - Memorial Day weekend
MontgomeryDayton1400 block of Wayne Avenue in DaytonThursday, May, 23, 2024 - Memorial Day weekend - 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
MontgomeryDayton1500 block of E. Third Street in DaytonThursday, May, 23, 2024 - Memorial Day weekend - 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
ButlerMonroeOVI checkpoint - northbound Cincinnati-Dayton Road at Todhunter Road.Friday 17 May, 2024 - 7 p.m. to 10 p.m
LucasYoungstownOVI Checking pointDuring Memorial Day Weekend
MahoningYoungstownOVI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols - Youngstown's Southside at Glenwood Avenue near Playhouse LaneFriday 17 May, Saturday 18 May, and Sunday 19 May 2024 - 12:30 a.m. until 3:00 a.m
MahoningYoungstownOVI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols - Youngstown's Westside near the intersection of Mahoning Avenue and Halls HeightsFriday 17 May, Saturday 18 May, and Sunday 19 May 2024 = 10:00 a.m. until midnight
CuyahogaBrook ParkSobriety Checking Point - Snow Rd Brook Park, OH9 May Thursday 2024 7 PM to 11 PM
Franklinnorthwest part of FranklinOVI CheckpointFriday, April 19, 2024 - 7 PM to 1 AM
ButlerHamiltonOVI checkpoint - Intersection of Northbound US 127 (Martin Luther King Blvd.) and Walnut Street in HamiltonFriday, March 22 2024 - From 10 PM to 6 AM
MahoningComing SoonOVI checkpoint - Undisclosed LocationSt. Patrick’s Day Weekend March 2024
MontgomeryDaytonOVI checkpoint - Undisclosed LocationSt. Patrick’s Day Weekend March 2024
StarkCantonSobriety checkpoint at the 4500 block of Whipple AvenueFrom 7 PM on Saturday, March 16 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend March 2024
StarkCantonSobriety checkpoint at 4400 block of Dressler RoadFrom 9:30 PM on Saturday, March 16 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend March 2024
ButlerOxfordOVI Checkpoint & Saturation patrols in the 500 block of East Chestnut StreetFrom 7 PM to 11 PM on Saturday, March 16 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend March 2024
MontgomeryMiamisburg700 block of state Route 725/Miamisburg-Centerville RoadFrom 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM Saturday, March 16 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend March 2024
MontgomeryMiamisburg700 block of state Route 725/Miamisburg-Centerville RoadFrom 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM Friday, March 15 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend March 2024
ButlerMiddletownUniversity Boulevard (Ohio 122) and First AvenueFrom 6 PM to 10 PM Friday, March 15 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend March 2024
ButlerComing SoonComing SoonSaturday, March 16 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend March 2024
FranklinTullahomaIntersection of Highway 41-A and Highway 156, Highway 41-A (Decherd Blvd) at the Winchester/Decherd city limits, and Old Tullahoma Rd. (Highway 130) near North Lake Elementary School. 10626 Old Tullahoma Rd, Tullahoma, TN 37388From 6 PM To 12 AM on Saturday, February 17, 2024
MahoningYoungstownEnhanced Enforcement - OVI Checkpoints - Highway Patrol - Undisclosed LocationSunday February 11, 2024 Super Bowl 2024
CuyahogaClevelandEnhanced Enforcement - OVI Checkpoints - Highway Patrol - Undisclosed LocationSunday February 11, 2024 Super Bowl 2024
FranklinColumbusEnhanced Enforcement - OVI Checkpoints - Highway Patrol - Undisclosed LocationSunday February 11, 2024 Super Bowl 2024
HamiltonCincinnatiEnhanced Enforcement - OVI Checkpoints - Highway Patrol - Undisclosed LocationSunday February 11, 2024 Super Bowl 2024
MontgomeryDaytonEnhanced Enforcement - OVI Checkpoints - Highway Patrol - Undisclosed LocationSunday February 11, 2024 Super Bowl 2024
FranklinColumbusNear the intersection of East Main Street and South Parkview Avenue.From 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023
FranklinColumbusAt the junction of US-40/Meadow Park Avenue in Bexley.From 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023
SummitUndisclosedUndisclosed Location - OVI CheckpointsNight Friday, Nov. 10 To Morning Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023.
StarkCantonMahoning Ave - Area Cook's Lagoon Park - Canton, OH 44705Friday, November 3, 2023, Evening and Night.
StarkCantonAtlantic Blvd NE, Canton, OH 44705 - Stark County JailFriday, November 3, 2023, Evening and Night.
BelmontMartins FerryState Route 7 Aetna Street10:00 P.M. To 2:00 A.M. - Saturday 28 October 2023
ButlerHamiltonNear Hamilton Municipal Garage/ Public Works - 2210 S Erie Blvd Hwy10pm To 2am - Fri Oct 27, 2023
FranklinColumbusE Broad St in ColumbusFri Oct 27, 2023
MedinaWadsworthState Route 94 and Nearby Roads - city of WadsworthFriday Oct. 27 at 8 P.M. To Morning hours of Saturday, Oct 28 , 2023.
SummitUndisclosed CityUndisclosed Location - OVI CheckpointsFriday Night Oct. 27 to Morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023.
LucasSpringfield TownshipOVI Sobriety Checkpoints - 7438 Airport HighwayOctober 20, 2023 8:00 P.M. To October 21, 2023 2:00 A.M
LucasSpringfield Township7337 West Bancroft StreetOctober 20, 2023 8:00 P.M. To October 21, 2023 2:00 A.M
StarkCantonOVI Task Force - 4500 block of Atlantic Blvd. NE7 PM to 1 AM, October 14, 2023
StarkCantonOVI Task Force - 1800 block of Mahoning Ave7 PM to 1 AM, October 14, 2023
WarrenMasonUS 42 south of Donna Jean Boulevard8 PM-10 PM, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023
ButlerOxfordCollege Corner Pike and Cannery Row Near Area By Anytime Fitness6:30pm To 9:30pm - Sat Sep 30, 2023
StarkCantonIronwood St SW & Cleveland Ave SWCanton Township, OH 44706Fri Sep 29, 2023
ButlerMiddletownTytus Ave / Oh-73 - Area Of Miami River County Park Parking Lot Access | OVI Checkpoints6pm To 2am - Fri Sep 29, 2023
LorainLorainOvi Checkpoint Near Area Leavitt Road7pm To 10pm - Thu Sep 28, 2023
LucasToledoSummit St - Area South Of Michigan State Line - OH 436048pm To 2am - Fri Sep 22, 2023
LucasToledoBenore Rd and Suder Ave Near Area Rite Aid8pm To 2am - Fri Sep 22, 2023
HamiltonCincinnatiRed Bank Rd - Area Erie Ave In FairfaxThu Sep21, 2023
LorainLorainGrove Avenue In Lorain.7pm To 10pm - Thu Sep 21, 2023
StarkCantonUndisclosed Location - Area Stark CountyWed Sep 20, 2023
MahoningAustintownN Canfield Niles Rd - Area South Of I-80 Near Hollywood Gaming At Mahoning Valley Race Course Youngstown, OHFri Sep 15, 2023
MarionMarionMount Vernon Ave east of Forest Lawn Dr. in the City of MarionFri Sep 15, 2023
HamiltonCincinnatiOh-125 - Area Near Nordyke Road In Anderson TownshipFri Sep 15, 2023
ButlerWest ChesterOh-747 and Premier Way - Area North Of Port Union7:15pm To 11pm - Fri Sep 15, 2023
MontgomeryTrotwoodSalem Avenue - South East Of Denlinger Rd6:30 - Fri Sep 8, 2023
MontgomeryTrotwoodShiloh Springs Rd - Area East Of Oh-496:30 - Fri Sep 8, 2023
MontgomeryDayton1400 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, 7 September 2023
MontgomeryDayton1500 block of East Third Street Dayton, OH6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, 7 September 2023
ClarkSpringfield TownshipWest National Road east of U.S. 68 in Springfield Twp.7 to 9 p.m. Fri, September 1, 2023
MontgomeryDaytonOhio State Route 7415pm To 12am - Sat Aug 19, 2023
MuskingumZanesvilleTonight Ovi Check Point - Northpointe Drive10pm To 2am Sat Aug 26, 2023
GuernseyCambridgeUs-22 - Guernsey County10pm To 2am Sat Aug 26, 2023
LakeMadisonChapel Rd and Hubbard Rd8pm To 10pm - Sat Aug 26, 2023
SummitAkronCanton Rd - Area Near Us-224 - Springfield Lake10pm To 12am - Sat Aug 26, 2023
LoganRussells PointOh-366 - Logan County8pm To 10pm - Sat Aug 26, 2023
WayneWoosterOh-3 - Area Oh-83Fri Aug 25, 2023
ButlerOxfordS Locust St - Area South Of Us-27 - T J MaxFri Aug 25, 2023
HancockFindlayMain St In The City Of Findlay8pm To12am - Fri Aug 25, 2023
OttawaPort ClintonOui Checkpoints - Area Perry St8pm To 10pm - Thu Aug 24, 2023
BelmontBridgeportOh-7 and Aetna St - Area By C V S10pm To 2am - Sat Aug 19, 2023
BelmontBridgeportOh-7 and Aetna St - Area By C V S10pm To 2am - Sat Aug 19, 2023
AshlandLoudonvilleOh-3 - Area Mile Marker 27pm To 9pm - Sat Aug 19, 2023
TrumbullWarrenUs-422 - Area N Leavitt Rd Nw9pm To 11pm - Sat Aug 19, 2023
MahoningCanfieldMahoning CountyFri Aug 18, 2023
WarrenLebanonUndisclosed Location LebanonFri Aug 18, 2023
WarrenLebanonUndisclosed Location LebanonFri Aug 18, 2023
MontgomeryDaytonWoodman Dr - Area North Of I-75 - Riverside6:30pm To 11:30pm - Fri Aug 18, 2023
MontgomeryDaytonArea North Valley Pike Of Rt 4 - Riverside6:30pm To 11:30pm - Fri Aug 18, 2023
FranklinColumbusArea South Of Havens Corner Rd - Area Gahanna8pm To 12:30am - Fri Aug 18, 2023
MahoningAustintownMahoning Ave - West of S Raccoon RdFri Jul 21, 2023
ButlerHamiltonHamilton / Fairfeild Area - Saturation Patrols - Enhanced Enforcement - Alcohol and/or DrugsFri Jul 21, 2023
ButlerHamiltonUS-127 and Hayes Ave - Between Hamilton / Fairfeild6pm To 10pm - Fri Jul 21, 2023
HamiltonCincinnatiMariemont Square - Mariemont Inn Area - US-50 / Wooster Pike and Madisonville Rd8pm To 12pm - Fri Jul 21, 2023
LorainNorth RidgevilleSheffield Village Area - Abbe Rd and Colorado Ave7pm To 10pm - Thu Jul 20, 2023
ButlerMiddletownHydraulic Canal Area - Germantown Rd6pm To 10pm - Fri Jul 14, 2023
TuscarawasNew PhiladelphiaUndisclosed Location - Tuscarawas County - Announced July 6 by O S H P (Ohio State Highway Patrol)Fri Jul 7, 2023
MahoningYoungstownWest of I-680 Overpass - Mahoning Ave and Glacier AveFri Jul 7, 2023
CuyahogaParmaBroadview Rd - South of Brookpark Rd / Tuxedo Ave Area7pm To 12am - Fri Jul 7, 2023
FranklinGrove CityEast Darbydale Area - 1) Oh-665 and Cedar Dr 2) Norton Rd North of Oh-6658pm To 12:30am - Fri Jul 7, 2023
ButlerWest ChesterNorth of Pisgah Area - Cincinnati Columbus Rd / US-42 and Regal Lane7:15pm To 11pm - Fri Jul 7, 2023
LucasToledoE. Alexis Road DUI Checkpoint9pm To 11pm - Fri Jul 7, 2023

Ohio Counties Checkpoints

Uncover the latest on OVI checkpoints across Ohio counties! Click on the county name to access detailed information about DUI checkpoints happening in your area. Stay informed and make responsible choices on the road to ensure everyone’s safety. Discover the checkpoints near you with just a click!

Hancock
AdamsHockingOttawa
AllenHolmesPaulding
AshlandHuronPerry
AshtabulaJacksonPickaway
AthensJeffersonPike
AuglaizeKnoxPortage
BelmontLakePreble
BrownLawrencePutnam
ButlerLickingRichland
CarrollLoganRoss
ChampaignLorainSandusky
ClarkLucasScioto
ClermontMadisonSeneca
ClintonMahoningShelby
ColumbianaMarionStark
CoshoctonMedinaSummit
CrawfordMeigsTrumbull
CuyahogaMercerTuscarawas
DarkeMiamiUnion
DefianceMonroeVan Wert
DelawareMontgomeryVinton
ErieMorganWarren
FairfieldMorrowWashington
FayetteMuskingumWayne
FranklinNobleWilliams
FultonOttawaWood
GalliaPauldingWyandot
Guernsey
Hamilton

 

What Does OVI Mean?

“OVI” stands for “Operating a Vehicle Impaired.” It’s basically the term they use in Ohio when someone is caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It’s a serious thing, and if you’re learning to drive, it’s super important to know that you should never get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking or using drugs. They’re really strict about it, and you could get in big trouble.

In simple terms, it means driving when you’re not in the right condition because of booze or drugs. It’s a big no-no and can get you in serious trouble.

OVI Checkpoints in Ohio

Ohio, nestled in the heart of the United States, is a diverse and welcoming state. With vibrant cities like Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, each offering their own unique character, it’s a place where friendly faces meet a rich tapestry of cultures. From the shores of Lake Erie to the serene landscapes of the Appalachian foothills, Ohio boasts a blend of natural beauty and bustling urban life. The state’s strong emphasis on education, a varied economy, and a spirit of innovation makes Ohio a dynamic and inviting destination for all.

Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI) checkpoints in Ohio are a crucial tool used by law enforcement agencies to combat impaired driving. OVI checkpoints, also known as sobriety checkpoints or OVI checkpoints, are temporary roadblocks set up on public roadways to check drivers for signs of impairment due to alcohol or drugs. These checkpoints are part of Ohio’s efforts to reduce drunk driving incidents and promote road safety.

 

Who Conducts OVI Checkpoints in Ohio?

OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired) checkpoints in Ohio are conducted by various law enforcement agencies, but the primary agency responsible for organizing and carrying out these checkpoints is the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). They work in collaboration with local police departments and sheriff’s offices to ensure these checkpoints are effectively implemented.

1. Law Enforcement Agencies: OVI checkpoints in Ohio are primarily conducted by local law enforcement agencies. This includes city police departments, county sheriff’s offices, and state troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. These agencies work together to ensure the safety of the roads and prevent impaired driving.

2. Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP): The Ohio State Highway Patrol plays a significant role in OVI checkpoint operations. They often coordinate with other law enforcement agencies to carry out sobriety checkpoints on highways and major roads. The OSHP’s primary mission is to maintain traffic safety on Ohio’s roadways, making them a key player in OVI enforcement.

3. Local Jurisdictions: Cities and counties in Ohio may also organize their OVI checkpoints. They have the authority to plan and execute these operations to address local concerns and ensure the safety of their communities. They often collaborate with state agencies to maximize their impact.

4. Grants and Funding: Funding for OVI checkpoints can come from various sources, including state and federal grants. These grants are often used to support law enforcement efforts to combat impaired driving. They help cover the costs associated with conducting checkpoints, such as overtime pay for officers and equipment.

5. DUI Task Forces: Some regions in Ohio have specialized DUI (Driving Under the Influence) task forces. These task forces are composed of officers from different agencies who work together to combat impaired driving. They may organize and conduct OVI checkpoints as part of their efforts.

Common Locations for OVI Checkpoints in Ohio

OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired) checkpoints are set up at various strategic locations across Ohio to ensure the safety of its roadways. Here are 10 common types of areas where you might encounter these checkpoints:

  1. City Centers: OVI checkpoints are often established in the heart of cities like Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. These locations are chosen to deter impaired driving in densely populated areas.
  2. Main Roads and Highways: Highways and major roads like Interstate 71, Interstate 70, and US Route 23 are common spots for OVI checkpoints due to higher traffic volumes.
  3. School Zones: Law enforcement may set up checkpoints near schools to protect students and ensure that drivers are not impaired in school zones.
  4. College Campuses: Checkpoints near college campuses, such as Ohio State University in Columbus or the University of Cincinnati, help ensure the safety of students and the community.
  5. Hotels and Lodging Areas: With many travelers coming and going, OVI checkpoints near hotels and motels aim to deter impaired drivers who may have been drinking at nearby establishments.
  6. Bars and Nightlife Districts: Checkpoints near bars and nightlife areas like the Short North in Columbus or the Flats in Cleveland help target those who have been drinking and may be driving under the influence.
  7. Entertainment Venues: Events at arenas or concert venues can lead to increased alcohol consumption, making checkpoints near places like the Schottenstein Center or Blossom Music Center important.
  8. Sports Events: OVI checkpoints near sports stadiums, like Cleveland’s Progressive Field or Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park, help address the influx of fans who may have been drinking.
  9. Industrial Areas: Checkpoints near industrial areas where employees may consume alcohol during lunch breaks or after work aim to ensure safety for all workers.
  10. Residential Areas: Some checkpoints are set up near residential neighborhoods to target local residents who may be impaired while driving close to home.

The timing of OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired) checkpoints in Ohio can vary. Law enforcement agencies often conduct these checkpoints during periods when impaired driving is more likely to occur. Some common times and occasions when you might encounter OVI checkpoints include:

  1. Weekends: Checkpoints are frequently set up on Friday and Saturday nights, as these are popular times for people to go out, socialize, and potentially consume alcohol.
  2. Holidays: OVI checkpoints are prevalent during holidays associated with increased alcohol consumption, such as New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.
  3. Special Events: Checkpoints may be established near major sporting events, concerts, or festivals where alcohol is commonly consumed.
  4. Late Evening and Early Morning: Impaired driving is more common during the late evening and early morning hours, so checkpoints are often set up during this time frame.
  5. Random Dates: To deter impaired driving, law enforcement sometimes conducts surprise or random checkpoints on any given day to keep drivers on their toes.