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OVI grant will be put to use keeping Montgomery County roads safer

OVI grant will be put to use keeping Montgomery County roads safer (WKEF/WRGT)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – The Montgomery County OVI Task Force announced that they received a grant Wednesday that will be used to help keep our roads safer.

The grand worth nearly $225,000 will help fund local OVI checkpoints and monthly saturation patrols with the goal of getting impaired drivers off the streets and reducing fatal alcohol-related crashes on the roads.

In 2016, there were 14 alcohol-related crashes in Montgomery County that killed 19 people. SO car in 2017, 9 alcohol related crashes have left 10 people dead.

“Find a different option,” Dayton Police Major Wendy Stiver said. “Use a taxi; call a friend. Use Uber or Lyft. There are a lot of options out there, and there’s really no excuse for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”

The money will support at least 16 OVI checkpoints in the county in 2018.

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