Time is running out for a bill in the Ohio Senate that calls for first-time drunken driving offenders to opt for an ignition lock instead of a suspended driver’s. Advocate say the lock, which makes the car inoperable if alcohol is detected, would save lives. STAFF.

Butler County OVI checkpoint nets one arrest

Task Force officers checked 661 vehicles between 7 and 10 p.m. travelling on Cincinnati-Dayton Road near Todhunter Road in Monroe, according to Pete Reising, task force coordinator.

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Participating agencies included Monroe police, Butler County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.