OVI checkpoint planned tonight in Butler County

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

5 things to know about OVI checkpoints

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The Butler County OVI Task Force will conduct an OVI Checkpoint tonight in Monroe.

The checkpoint will begin at 7 p.m. and end no later than 10 p.m.

The location of the checkpoint is northbound Ohio 4, just north of Ohio 63 in front of the Monroe Fire Station, 6262 Hamilton-Middletown Road.

The task force uses checkpoints and saturation patrols to battle impaired driving. State law requires that law enforcement announce the times and locations of checkpoints ahead of time.

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At last week’s OVI checkpoint on Sept. 3 in Fairfield, there were 534 drivers checked between 7 and 10 p.m. at Muhlhauser Road at LeSaint Drive., 2020

Officers diverted 14 motorists for further investigation which resulted in two OVI charges, six citations for not having a valid driver’s license, and one citation for failing to have children in a child restraint system.

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During the Aug. 28 OVI checkpoint in Oxford, there were 353 drivers checked between 8-11 p.m. at 500 S. Locust St.

At that checkpoint, 11 motorists were diverted for further investigation which resulted in a misdemeanor citation for marijuana possession and a felony warrant served.

The Butler County OVI Task Force is also planning another OVI checkpoint on Sept. 18.