OVI checkpoints in place Friday night

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  A sobriety checkpoint will be held Friday night and the location was announced Friday morning.

The Dayton Police Department and members of the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County will hold sobriety checkpoints from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at East Third Street and South Keowee Street and Terry Street and east Fifth Street.

The goal of the OVI Task Force is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities in Dayton and Montgomery County. Sobriety checkpoints help deter impaired driving and aid in the apprehension of drivers who make the choice to get behind the wheel and drive impaired.

Law enforcement reminds people driving while impaired is illegal and endangers the lives of everyone on the roads.

According to police, in 2015 there were 613 alcohol-related crashes in Montgomery County alone. Those crashes took the lives of 21 people and injured 239. Driving while impaired could cost your life, or the lives of others, police say.

 

 

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