UPDATE (Nov. 22 @ 12:50 a.m): Over 524 cars passed through the OVI sobriety checkpoint Wednesday night in the 4600 block of North Main Street, according to a release.
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The checkpoint and accompanying saturation patrols were conducted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Montgomery County Combined Agency OVI Task Force, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
In the checkpoint: three arrests were made; one on a warrant for probation violation, and two people for marijuana abuse. Five were cited for suspensions, one was cited for expired registration, and another person was charged with obstructing official business.
In the saturation patrols: One was arrested on a warrant, two received non-moving citations, one person was cited on a traffic control control device (red light), and another was cited for driving under suspension.
Deputies and officers will be out conduction OVI saturation patrols for the remainder of the weekend.
“Law enforcement encourages everyone to drink responsibly and help keep Montgomery County roadways safe over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend”, the release stated.
UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m.
An OVI checkpoint will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 4600 block of North Main Street in Harrison Twp.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Combined Agency OVI Task Force will conduct an OVI checkpoint on Wednesday, according to a release.
The sobriety checkpoint will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Harrison Twp. area.
State law requires law enforcement to announce the times and locations of checkpoints ahead of time.
The purpose of the OVI checkpoint is to identify and remove dangerous drivers from the roadways.