Area law enforcement team up to curb OVI fatalities

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – There’s been nine more fatal crashes in Montgomery County already this year than in 2014.

In Dayton alone, there’s been a total of 16 fatal crashes.  That is a 100 percent increase from last year.  Now, the Montgomery Sheriffs Department, along with Dayton police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are teaming up.

They’re all combining their efforts through the end of the year to make the roads safer.

Officers will be stationed at high crash locations and also areas known for a lot of crime.  Major David Wolford of the Dayton Police Department says there’s a direct correlation between the two areas.

“We’re going to take the initiative, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and saturate these areas,” Wolford said. “One of the key things here is we’re informing the public about what our intentions are to help reduce it.”

The three law enforcement agencies will use a combination of high-visibility enforcement, specialized computer mapping and a strategic public information campaign.

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