8 OVI arrests, 35% fewer crashes in Dayton over Thanksgiving weekend


Law enforcement made eight OVI arrests and reported nearly 35% fewer crashes in and around Dayton over the Thanksgiving weekend compared to last year.

In all there were 43 crashes, but none was fatal, during an enforcement period from Nov. 24 through Nov. 27.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Dayton Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office joined forces to focus on major routes such as Interstate 75, U.S. 35 and state Route 48 and other streets, selecting locations and times based on crash data, according to the patrol’s Dayton Post.

In 122 traffic stops, there were eight arrests for OVI; one felony arrest; 63 speed citations; 18 driving under suspension or no operator’s license citations; 12 seat belt citations; and 22 warnings issued.

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Of the 43 crashes, one reported a serious injury, four a minor injury, six a possible injury and 32 involved property damage.

Last year during the same reporting period there were 66 crashes, with one reporting a serious injury, eight reporting a minor injury, seven reporting a possible injury and 50 involving property damage.


Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol

Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol

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