Dayton Police release results from Friday night’s OVI checkpoint

Dayton Police release results from Friday night’s OVI checkpoint
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DAYTON — UPDATE: (May 23) @8:17 a.m.

Four people were arrested for OVI at the checkpoint on Friday night.

A total of 542 vehicles came through the checkpoint. 51 diverted, 2 of which were cited for not driving with a license, 2 for not wearing a seatbelt. 13 license were suspended.

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A saturation patrol in the area made 1 OVI arrest.

INITIAL REPORT

The Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Dayton tonight, according to a city spokesperson.

The task force will conduct the checkpoint in the area of North Gettysburg Avenue and Kings Highway in Dayton from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

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

“Memorial Day is fast approaching, and the officers of the OVI Task Force want area residents to have a happy and safe holiday weekend," Carlene Maynes, task force coordinator said in a media release. “If you are going to drink and drive, designate a driver, for the safety of yourself, your family, and everyone on the road.”

In the area of tonight’s checkpoint, 36 OVI arrests were made between 2016 and 2019, according to Dayton police and Ohio Department of Public Safety data.