Multiple arrests made during OVI checkpoints in Dayton

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UPDATE @ 2:20 a.m. (Dec. 16): 

Multiple arrests were made for OVI and other charges following an OVI checkpoint and saturation patrols in Dayton Friday night.

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The first checkpoint, North Main Street and Hillcrest Avenue, 227 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, yielding one person tested for OVI, but no arrests, according to results released from Dayton police and the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County. Four drivers were found driving with suspended driver’s licenses, one was driver was found driving without a license.

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One person was also arrested at the checkpoint for concealed weapon violation, resisting arrest, and possession of drugs.

Officers also conducted patrols in the area of the first checkpoint with two suspended and two no driver's license arrests. One driver was arrested after speeding away from a traffic stop and crashing the vehicle. They have been charged with OVI among other charges, according to the release.

The checkpoint moved to the area of Salem and Hillcrest avenues where 100 cars passed through the checkpoint, yielding one OVI arrest. Six people were also arrested for either driving with a suspended license or driving without a license.

One person was also arrested for OVI following saturation patrols in the area of the second checkpoint.

FIRST REPORT (Dec. 15):

Dayton police and the Montgomery County OVI Task Force have announced the locations of an OVI checkpoint that will be conducted Friday night.

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The checkpoint will start at 8 p.m. near the intersection of North Main Street and Hillcrest Avenue, Dayton police said in a tweet Friday. The checkpoint will be moved to the area of Salem and Hillcrest avenues later in the night.

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596 alcohol-related crashes were reported in Montgomery County in 2016, leading to 14 deaths and 273 injured, Dayton police said in a media release earlier this week.

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Funds for the checkpoint will be provided by the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County.

The location of the checkpoint was announced to the public in accordance with Ohio law.

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