OVI checkpoint near UC tonight

OVI checkpoint near UC tonight

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Law enforcement will be on the lookout for impaired motorists near the University of Cincinnati tonight.

The Hamilton County OVI Task Force and Cincinnati Police will operate a sobriety checkpoint at 350 West Martin Luther King Drive from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

Patrols also will be stepped up in the area.

This area near UC is being targeted after 73 drivers were arrested for OVI and 38 OVI-related crashes were reported there since May 1, 2015, the task force said in a prepared statement.

A second OVI checkpoint tonight is set to begin at 10 p.m. up in Hamilton.

The Butler County OVI Task Force will hold a low-manpower operation until 2 a.m. Saturday on Main Street (US 129) at F Street.

Authorities are required by law to give advance notice of checkpoint locations.

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