Sobriety checkpoint planned in Mt. Airy

MT. AIRY, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County OVI Task Force has announced a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday night in Mt. Airy.

The checkpoint will be held in the 5100 block of US-27 (Colerain Avenue) from 9:00 p.m. through 1:00 a.m.

The location was chosen through a site selection process that focuses on the frequency and severity of the impaired driving problem in the area.

Since October 1, 2012, 28 OVI-related crashes have been reported in the area of the checkpoint, including one that resulted in two fatalities and three more resulting in serious injuries. During the same time period the Cincinnati Police Department made 58 OVI arrests there.

The OVI Task Force hopes that this checkpoint enhances public awareness of the OVI problem and serves as a deterrent to potential OVI violators.

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