OSHP: 3 arrested during checkpoint, saturation patrol


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WILMINGTON — Two OVI arrests and one misdemeanor drug arrest were made during the OVI checkpoint and saturation patrol Friday night into Saturday morning.

The Wilmington Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, with assistance from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, the Wilmington Police Department, and Ohio Department of Transportation, conducted the checkpoint on US 22 in the city of Wilmington from 9-11 p.m.

A total of 745 vehicles were checked with three vehicles being diverted for suspicion of OVI and one misdemeanor drug arrest.

In addition to the actual checkpoint, officers from participating agencies conducted saturation patrols in the area from7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Federal grant money supported the OVI checkpoint and saturation patrols.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to drink responsibly and designate a driver before they start drinking.

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