2 OVI arrests in Jefferson Twp. checkpoint

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UPDATE @1:11 a.m.  7/4/2017

More than 620 cars passed through the checkpoint held in the 6600 block of West Third Street in Jefferson Twp. Monday evening, according to a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office news release.

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The checkpoint resulted in two OVI arrests, 11 moving citations, one driving under suspension citation, four seat belt citations and one misdemeanor warrant arrest and one felony drug possession arrest.

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EARLIER REPORT

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Montgomery County Combined Agency OVI Task Force will conduct an OVI checkpoint in Jefferson Twp. Monday night.

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The agencies announced the checkpoint will be conducted in the 6600 block of West Third Street starting at 7 p.m. until at least 11 p.m.

Deputies said there have been 16 OVI arrests at or near the location of tonight’s checkpoint just in 2017. In 2016, 15 OVI arrests were made at the same location.

“The OVI checkpoint will be conducted to not only educate the public on the dangers associated with impaired driving, but to look for signs of impairment in drivers and remove those from the roadways that pose a threat to the safety of the general public,” deputies said in a media release.

Saturation patrols will also be conducted near the checkpoint and throughout the Fourth of July holiday.

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