Butler County OVI task force receives federal funding

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Local law enforcement say they will receive funding to keep roads safe from drunk drivers.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety's Office (ODPS) and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $156,823.83 in federal traffic funding to the city of Fairfield for the fiscal year 2011, according to the Butler County OVI Task Force.

The task force is made up of law enforcement agencies in Butler County. The funds will be used to battle against drunk drivers by perform sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.

"These funds are critical to ensuring that we are doing everything possible to keep our streets safe," says Butler County OVI Task Force Coordinator Carl Phillips. "The Funding will benefit the citizens of Butler County as we continue out mission to save lives and make our roads safer. We would like to thank the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Traffic Safety office for letting us continue our mission into 2011."

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