Over 500 cars checked, no arrests made during OVI checkpoint in Sidney


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No arrests were made during a Friday night OVI checkpoint in Sidney, according to the Piqua post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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506 cars were stopped and checked during the three-hour checkpoint on Wapakoneta Avenue near Pinehurst Street.

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Sidney officers assisted troopers with the traffic stops and arrested a person with an active warrant during saturation patrols.

“At the end of the evening, our ultimate goal is just to educate motorists to do the right thing and make other arrangements if they are going to consume alcohol”, Lieutenant Joseph Gebhart said.

“There is no place for impaired driving on our roadways and the public supports the efforts of these men and women out here tonight making their community safer."

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