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Task force releases results for OVI checkpoint in Montgomery County on St. Patrick’s Day

WASHINGTON TWP. — UPDATED (March 18) @ 12:40 a.m.

No OVI arrests were made stemming from sobriety checkpoints conducted by the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County in Washington Township on St. Patrick’s Day.

A total of 673 vehicles went through the checkpoint at 790 Miamisburg Centerville Road, according to the task force.

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One driver was found with a suspended license and four with no driver’s license. Another driver was cited for driving with an expired driver’s license.

Four were cited for driving with an expired registration, officials said.

The press release continued to report one was cited for not having their seat belt on, one failed to stop at a stop sign, and one received a misdemeanor drug citation.

INITIAL REPORT:

An OVI checkpoint was operated by the Montgomery County Combined Agency OVI Task Force Thursday in Washington Twp.

The task force and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office operated the sobriety checkpoint on state Route 725 near Paragon Road from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., a sheriff’s office spokesperson said in a media release.

The time and location of the checkpoint were announced in advance in accordance with state law.

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Deputies said the location of the checkpoint was chosen based on historical data with 27 arrests for impaired driving in the area of the checkpoint since 2021. In 2020, 33 arrests were in the same area, deputies said.

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The task force checkpoint is one of multiple increased patrols and enforcement across the region during St. Patrick’s Day. Both Miami Twp. and Middletown police announced increased patrols and a traffic enforcement blitz with the possibility for more impaired drivers for the holiday.

Dayton police and the OVI task force will also conduct a separate checkpoint this weekend but the time and location have not yet been announced.

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