OVI checkpoint leads to multiple arrests and citations, including for marijuana and guns

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5 things to know about OVI checkpoints

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Several people were arrested Friday night during an OVI checkpoint in Fairfield.

Pete Reising, Butler County OVI Task Force coordinator, said of the 304 vehicles checked between 11 p.m. and 1:40 a.m. at the checkpoint on Ohio 4 just north of Symmes Road, 11 vehicles were diverted for further investigation by Fairfield police, Butler County Sheriff’s deputies and Ohio Highway Patrol troopers.

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He said the additional investigation combined with the additional police patrols in the area resulted in:

  • 2 OVI arrests
  • 2 citations for marijuana possession
  • 1 warrant being served
  • 1 female passenger arrested for violating a protection order because she was in a vehicle with the person she wasn't supposed to be with
  • 1 felony gun charge for improper handling of firearm in a motor vehicle

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