No OVI arrests made during checkpoint in Miami County

Over 400 cars came through the checkpoint on State Route 48 near Tracie Lane but no OVI arrests were made Friday night, according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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The checkpoint was from 8 to 10 p.m. with saturation patrols taking place in the area from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m.

West Milton Police Department and Miami County Sheriff’s Office conducted the extra patrols but no impaired driving arrests were made, according to the release.

“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,” said Lt. Joseph Gebhart. “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.”


An OVI checkpoint is planned for tonight in West Milton.

The sobriety checkpoint will be from 8 to 10 p.m. on state Route 48, conducted jointly by the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Piqua Post, West Milton Police Department and Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to the checkpoint will be patrols in the area “to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes,” according to a news release from the highway patrol.

Ohio law requires OVI checkpoints to be publicized ahead of time.

Also tonight, an OVI checkpoint is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Princeton-Glendale Road (Ohio 747) at Peter Place just south of Muhlhauser Road in West Chester Twp., conducted by the Butler County OVI Task Force.

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