SUMMIT COUNTY — The Ohio Highway Patrol announced Thursday it will operate an OVI checkpoint in Summit County Friday evening.

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, OSHP says. Based on provisional data, there were 379 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 405 people were killed last year in Ohio. 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 the roadways, says OSHP.