Two arrested in West Chester OVI saturation patrol

The Butler County OVI Task Force along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Butler County Sheriff’s office and other local law enforcement agencies set up a sobriety checkpoint to check for impaired drivers Friday, Nov. 20 on US-127 in New Miami. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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The Butler County OVI Task Force along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Butler County Sheriff’s office and other local law enforcement agencies set up a sobriety checkpoint to check for impaired drivers Friday, Nov. 20 on US-127 in New Miami. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

A Butler County OVI task force checkpoint didn’t produce any drunk drivers but the accompanying saturation patrols resulted in two arrests in West Chester Twp. on Friday night.

Peter Reising, the task force coordinator, said 1,154 cars went through the checkpoint on Tylersville Road between 9 p.m. and midnight but no drivers were pulled aside for evaluation. Saturation patrols in the surrounding area resulted in two OVI arrests.

RELATED: Two OVI arrests during checkpoint in Ross Twp.

The checkpoint was originally scheduled to run until 1 a.m. but Reising said the traffic died down significantly so they ended it early.

A checkpoint on Ohio 128 in Ross Twp. Friday night netted one drunk driving arrest. That checkpoint was a joint effort of the Ohio State Patrol and the task force.

Lt. 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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