Dayton Police release results for 2 OVI checkpoints in Dayton Friday night

Dayton Police release results for 2 OVI checkpoints in Dayton Friday night
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DAYTON — UPDATED (May 30) @ 6:24 a.m.:

1 person was arrested for OVI at the checkpoint at E. Third Sreet and Terry Street in Dayton Friday evening.

A total of 186 vehicles went through the checkpoint. 25 diverted, 4 which were cited for not having a driver’s license, and 1 for not having a seatbelt. 4 licenses were suspended and 1 warrant was served.

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A saturation patrol in the area made no OVI arrests.

No OVI arrests were made at the second checkpoint at S. Keowee Street and Fifth Street in Dayton that same night.

A total of 223 vehicles went through the checkpoint. 23 diverted, 9 were cited for not having a driver’s license, and none were cited for not having seatbelt. 9 licenses were suspended and 1 warrant was served.

A saturation patrol in the area made 1 OVI arrest.

INITIAL REPORT

The Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County will conduct two OVI checkpoints in Dayton Friday night.

The task force will operate the checkpoints from 7 p.m. to midnight first in the area of East Third Street at Terry Street, followed by South Keowee Street at East Fifth Street, officials announced in a media release Friday morning.

The times and locations of the checkpoints were announced in advance and in accordance with state law.

Sobriety checkpoints are conducted to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related crashes, injuries, and fatalities in the region, a task force spokesperson said in the release.

The task force reports 584 alcohol-related and 236 drug-related crashes in Montgomery County in 2019, resulting in 13 fatalities.