Butler County plans OVI checkpoint tonight

The Butler County OVI Task Force will be conducting an OVI Checkpoint tonight, starting at 8:15 p.m. and ending no later than midnight. The location is in West Chester on Tylersville Road by Crosley Way and Pepper Pike, which is just west of Butler-Warren Road

Officers will be checking motorists in the westbound lane on Tylersville Road.

The checkpoints, along with saturation patrols, are our continuing effort to reduce OVI related crashes resulting in injuries and fatalities.

Pete Reising, task force coordinator, said tonight’s checkpoint will be the first of two this weekend. The second checkpoint location and time will be announced on Saturday morning.

This weekend’s checkpoints will be the first in Butler County since February.

Reising said the monthly frequency of OVI checkpoints will likely increase so that the Butler County OVI Task Force can meet its minimum grant requirement of 16 OVI Checkpoints between October 2019 and September 2020. He said the Task Force has conducted six OVI checkpoints for this grant so far.

“I hope the increased frequency of checkpoints will eliminate the alcohol-related fatal crashes to zero,” Reising said. “There was one alcohol-related fatal crash in March, one in June, and currently one in July which was a triple fatality crash. Butler County law enforcement agencies are continuing to make OVI arrests during the pandemic.”

The Butler County OVI Task Force is funded by U.S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

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