Butler County OVI Task Force gets infusion of cash

Officers from Monroe, Middletown and the Ohio State Highway Patrol participated in an OVI checkpoint Early Saturday morning, June 11, 2011 along OH-4 in Monroe, Ohio. Staff photo by Nick Graham
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Officers from Monroe, Middletown and the Ohio State Highway Patrol participated in an OVI checkpoint Early Saturday morning, June 11, 2011 along OH-4 in Monroe, Ohio. Staff photo by Nick Graham

The Butler County OVI Task Force, the entity that sets up roadblocks to detect impaired drivers, announced it has received a new infusion of cash to help their efforts.

The task force will receive $224,694 in federal traffic safety funding from the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS). The funding from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office will be for the 2018 fiscal year.

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The Butler County OVI Task Force, which is comprised of law enforcement agencies in Butler County, will utilize the money to continue their ongoing battle against impaired drivers through the implementation of sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.

“These funds are critical to ensuring that we are doing everything possible to keep our streets safe,” OVI Task Force Coordinator Pete Reising said. “This funding will benefit the citizens of Butler County as we continue our mission to save lives and make our roadways safer. We would like to thank the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office for allowing us to continue our mission into 2018.”