OVI checkpoint Friday in Butler County

An OVI checkpoint will be held in Butler County on Friday night, Aug. 11, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today. The exact location and time of the checkpoint will be announced Friday, according to the OSHP. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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An OVI checkpoint will be held in Butler County on Friday night, Aug. 11, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today. The exact location and time of the checkpoint will be announced Friday, according to the OSHP. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

An OVI checkpoint will be held in Butler County on Friday night, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today.

The exact location and time of the checkpoint will be announced Friday, according to the OSHP.

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The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to OSHP.

In 2016, there were 14,498 OVI-related crashes in which 425 people were killed and 8,856 people were injured in Ohio, according to OSHP.

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“State Troopers have made 25,226 OVI arrests last year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers,” said Lt. Clint Arnold, Commander of OSHP’s Hamilton Post. “OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”