More than 300 vehicles checked at OVI checkpoint


Piqua Post Ohio State Patrol troopers and Sidney Police Department officers assisted at the OVI checkpoint onRussell Road Friday night.

Piqua Post Ohio State Patrol troopers and Sidney Police Department officers assisted at the OVI checkpoint onRussell Road Friday night.


Amy Chupp | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY – The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the results from an OVI checkpoint conducted in conjunction with the Sidney Police Department Friday night on Russell Road.

A total of 313 vehicles were checked driving through the checkpoint on Russell Road between 7-9 p.m. Friday. There were no arrests made for OVI during the checkpoint.

In addition to the checkpoint, troopers and officers from the Sidney Police Department were conducting saturation patrols in the area from 7 p.m. Friday until midnight on Saturday morning. Eight traffic contacts were made during this time frame with citations issued for several traffic violations. No arrests were made for impaired driving.

“At the end of the evening, our ultimate goal is just to educate motorists to do the right thing and make other arrangements if they are going to consume alcohol,” said Lt. Joseph Gebhart. “There is no place for impaired driving on our roadways and the public supports the efforts of these men and women out here tonight making their community safer.”

Piqua Post Ohio State Patrol troopers and Sidney Police Department officers assisted at the OVI checkpoint onRussell Road Friday night.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_checkpoint.jpgPiqua Post Ohio State Patrol troopers and Sidney Police Department officers assisted at the OVI checkpoint onRussell Road Friday night. Amy Chupp | Sidney Daily News