OVI checkpoints in Greene, Butler counties Friday

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XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday an OVI checkpoint to be held in Greene County Friday evening.

The checkpoint will be held on Colonel Glenn Highway west of Presidential Road in Fairborn and will run from 9:00 p.m. until midnight.

Officials looked at the numbers of OVI related crashes within a three-mile radius of the checkpoint location. The statistics revealed from 2012 through 2014 there have been four OVI related fatal crashes, 71 OVI related injury crashes, and 94 OVI related property damage crashes.

OSHP Xenia Post has made 693 OVI arrest since January 2012 within that same area. Lieutenant Douglas L. Eck said, “State troopers across Ohio make an average of 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers.  OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

The OVI checkpoint is funded by State and federal grant funds and is intended to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

A second checkpoint was announced in Hamilton.  It will be held on US 127/Pleasant Avenue at Foster Avenue beginning at 9:00 p.m.

 

 

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