OVI Checkpoint scheduled for holiday weekend

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An OVI Checkpoint has been announced for the holiday weekend.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery County Combined Agency OVI Task Force will be holding an OVI sobriety checkpoint to coincide with Thanksgiving. The checkpoint will be held in the 1900 block of Needmore Road in Harrison Township Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Office says there have been 45 impaired driving arrests in the area. 18 of them have stemmed from crashes.

The Sheriff’s Office says deputies and officers from the Combined Agency OVI Task Force will hold a roadside check of drivers looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. The checkpoint will be accompanied by saturation patrols in the area.

According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, alcohol and drugs played a role in 2 fatal crashes and 53 injury crashes in Montgomery County during the 2015 holiday season.

The purpose of the OVI checkpoint is to find and remove impaired drivers from the roadways while raising awareness to the dangers associated with impaired driving.

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