Friday’s OVI checkpoint in Middletown netted two OVI arrests.
Pete Reising, Butler County OVI Task Force coordinator, said three cars were diverted for further investigation from the checkpoint line in the northbound lanes of Ohio 122 (South University Boulevard) at First Avenue.
Reising said as of Saturday morning he had not received all of the citations and arrests from Friday’s checkpoint that ran from 11 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. The checkpoint also included patrols on nearby streets by Middletown and Hamilton police, Butler County Sheriff’s deputies and Ohio Highway Patrol troopers. Reising said he did not have an overall count of cars that went through the checkpoint but said that traffic was light on Friday evening.
The Butler County OVI Task Force is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ohio Department of Public Safety.