3 arrested for OVI at Dayton checkpoint

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Three people were arrested for OVI Saturday night at a sobriety checkpoint in Dayton.

The checkpoint was held in the area of 2222 James H McGee between Gettysburg Avenue and Philadelphia Drive and lasted until 2 a.m. Sunday.

According to officials, of the 336 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 51 were diverted.

Officers report five drivers were suspected of OVI. Four people were tested, one refused, and three were arrested for OVI.

Officials also made one felony drug arrest, and issued two drug citations. Five were cited for open containers, one was cited for traffic control device, and two people had expired plates. Officers also found seven people driving without a license and seven people driving under suspension.

One person was arrested on a warrant.

The checkpoint was operated by Five Rivers MetroParks and members of the Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County. The goal of the task force is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related crashes and fatalities.

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