Sobriety checkpoint in Middletown deters drunk drivers

OVI checkpoint (WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) — Officials say a sobriety checkpoint in Middletown did its job and kept drunk drivers off the road.

The checkpoint started Friday at 9 p.m. and lasted until 11 p.m. on South Main Street north of 14th Avenue. It was conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol along with members from the Butler County OVI Task Force and the Middletown Police Department.

According to officials, 198 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. No vehicles were diverted, and no OVI arrests were made.

As always, officials warn if you plan to drink, designate a sober driver. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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