Task force releases results for OVI checkpoint in Dayton Saturday night

DAYTON — DAYTON — UPDATED (March 14) @ 1:43 a.m.:

No OVI arrests were made stemming from sobriety checkpoints conducted by the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County in Dayton Saturday night.

A total of 151 vehicles went through the checkpoint at East Third Street and Terry Street, according to the task force. Eight drivers were found with suspended licenses and six with no driver’s license. Twelve were diverted, officials said.

A total of 145 vehicles went through the checkpoint at South Keowee Street and East Fifth Street, according to the task force. Fifteen drivers were found with suspended licenses and thirteen with no driver’s license. Six were diverted, officials said. One violation, classified as “other” was issued, according to the task force.

A saturation patrol in the area made one OVI arrest.

Three drivers were found with no driver’s license, three were driving with a suspended driver’s license, fifteen warnings were issued according to the task force.

INITIAL REPORT

The Combined Agency OVI Task Force will operate a sobriety checkpoint in Dayton this evening, according to a task force spokesperson.

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The checkpoint will be Saturday from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., in the area of East Third Street at Terry Street, followed by South Keowee Street at East Fifth Street.

According to 2019 statistics, there were 584 alcohol-related and 236 drug-related crashes that related in 13 fatalities in Montgomery County, the spokesperson said.