No OVI arrests at Dayton checkpoint

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Dayton Police released the results of an OVI checkpoint held Friday night.

The sobriety checkpoint started at 8 p.m. and was set up in the area of North Main Street and Hillcrest Avenue.

According to Dayton Police, there were no OVI arrests. Authorities said 236 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Police issued five suspensions, three citations for not having a driver’s license, one seatbelt violation, and two other citations. Officials also served one warrant. During the saturation patrols in the area of the checkpoint, police issued three warnings, made one minor misdemeanor drug arrest, and made one felony arrest.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to reduce the number of alcohol/drug related traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.

According to police, in 2017, there were 594 alcohol-related crashes in Montgomery County. As a result of those crashes, 12 people were killed, 234 were injured, and 348 incidents of property damage were reported.

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