OVI Task Force awarded over $200K in grants

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Officials awarded the Montgomery County OVI Task Force more than $220,000 in grants.

The money will allow members of the Task Force to continue monthly saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints throughout the rest of this year and next year.

Officials say with the holidays coming up, it is even more important to make sure the roads are safe for everyone.

“Some holidays where there’s a lot of drinking going on and, unfortunately, driving, we’re trying to cut down on the driving part of that. Sure, go have fun, but do it responsibly,” says Lt. Jimmy Mullins of the Dayton Police Department.

Montgomery County and Preble County Safe Communities received $165,000 in grants as well to help with their neighborhoods.

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