2 OVI checkpoints in Butler County tonight

Two impaired driving checkpoints will be held in Butler County tonight, Sept. 15.

From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on westbound Tylersville Road at Crosley Way near Pepper Pike, the Butler County O.V.I. Task Force will hold a checkpoint. The location is just west of Butler-Warren Road.

Also starting at 9 p.m., the Ohio State Highway Patrol will hold a checkpoint on Ohio 128 near the intersection of Ross-Millville Road in Ross Twp.

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Officers, deputies and troopers will combine the checkpoint with saturation patrols to combat alcohol related crashes.

In 2016, 425 people were killed and 8,856 were injured in 14,498 drunk driving-related crashes. Lieutenant Clint Arnold, commander of the Hamilton Post said these checkpoints are essential for safety.

“State troopers have made 25,226 OVI arrests in the last year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers,” Arnold said. “OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

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