Location, time of tonight’s sobriety checkpoint in Dayton released

A sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for tonight in the area of South Smithville Road and Linden Avenue in Dayton.

The OVI Task Force of Montgomery County will operate the checkpoint from 8 p.m. to midnight.

State law requires that law enforcement announce times and locations ahead of time.

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The goal of sobriety checkpoints is to decrease the number of alcohol- and drug-related traffic crashes, injuries and deaths.

In 2019, there were 584 alcohol-related and 236 drug-related crashes in Montgomery County, according to the task force. Thirteen were deadly.

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