The Montgomery County OVI Task Force was awarded more than $224,000 in federal traffic safety funding for the fiscal year 2014.
The Task Force's goal is "to keep our roadways safe, remove impaired drivers and help to reduce the number of fatal crashes," said Sgt. Brent Rasor of the OVI Task Force.
With the money awarded for the 2014 year, the task force will continue to conduct checkpoints as well as patrol roadways to remove impaired drivers.
In 2012 there were 10,406 crashes in Montgomery County, of which 38 were fatal. Of the fatal crashes,18 were alcohol-related resulting in 20 deaths, according to a release from the OVI Task Force.
The OVI Task Force is composed of 18 police agencies across the county.
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