Dayton police release results of Friday night OVI checkpoint

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 12:25 p.m. (Dec. 21):

One person was arrested for OVI after a checkpoint in Dayton Friday night.

A total of 268 vehicles went through the checkpoint. 27 vehicles were diverted, six of which were cited for diving without a license, one was cited for not wearing a seat belt. 14 licenses were suspended.

One arrest was made for carrying a concealed loaded handgun and improper handling of a firearm, one was arrested for felony drug charges for suspected methamphetamine and one was arrested for possession of marijuana.

A saturation patrol in the area warranted two OVI arrests.


The Combined Agency OVI Task Force will operate an OVI checkpoint in Dayton Friday night.

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The task force will operate the checkpoint starting at 7 p.m. in the area of North Main Street and Hillcrest Avenue in Dayton, according to a media release from the city.

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

The checkpoint will be combined with saturation patrols in the area to check for drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The OVI task force will also conduct additional saturation patrols this weekend and through the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.