3 OVI arrests made Thursday night during sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrol in Dayton

DAYTON — (UPDATE @ 11:51 p.m.): Two OVI arrests were made at the sobriety checkpoint conducted at South Keowee and East Fifth streets in Dayton, while one OVI and one felony arrest were made during a saturation patrol in the same area, according to the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County.

Here are the results of the checkpoint: 660 vehicles went through. Fifty-one were diverted, two drivers were tested for OVI and two were arrested on the charge. Police issued 30 suspensions and found that 16 people had no driver’s license. Officers served one warrant.

Here are the results of the saturation patrol: Officers made one OVI arrest, found four people operating without a driver’s license and three to be driving under suspension. Police issued 14 warnings. They also made one felony and five arrests on other charges.

INITIAL REPORT

A sobriety checkpoint will be operated by police and the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County in Dayton Thursday night.

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Officers will conduct the checkpoint in the area of South Keowee Street and East Fifth Street in Dayton from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The location and time of the checkpoint was announced in advance in accordance with Ohio law.

The checkpoint is being operated as a part of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which runs Aug. 19 to Sept. 7.

“The goal of the OVI Task Force is to reduce the number of alcohol/drug related traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities in Dayton and Montgomery County; in 2019, there were 820 alcohol/drug crashes in Montgomery County, 13 of which were fatal,” officials said in a media release.

“Sobriety checkpoints help deter impaired driving and aid in the apprehension of impaired drivers who choose to get behind the wheel and drive,” task force officials said.