Saturation patrols in the area of the checkpoints issued five citations for driving under a suspended license, two citations for disobeying traffic control devices and arrested one person on a warrant for theft.
The two locations were selected due to the frequency of OVI offenses or crashes in those areas, said Capt. Dave Parin of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Extra patrols in the area also will help identify and remove impaired drivers throughout the holiday weekend.
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“OVI checkpoint and saturation patrols are good tools for removing impaired drivers from roadways and an excellent opportunity to spread awareness among the general public,” Parin said.
Checkpoints involved questions and license plate checks and possible alcohol tests for drivers showing signs of impairment.
Meanwhile, the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol both announced plans to step up patrols to intercept and deter impaired drivers.
In a release, OSHP said that its increased patrols would start at midnight on Thursday and run through Sunday as part of a national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
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Miami County Sheriff’s deputies will implement extra enforcement starting on Friday and running through Sunday, the office announced.
Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak added that for the rest of the month deputies would focus on impaired drivers and other crash-causing violations, targeting roads with the most crashes and OVI arrests.