Nine arrested during OVI checkpoint in Kenton Saturday night

KENTON — An OVI checkpoint Saturday night in Kenton resulted in three drivers being arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired, while five others were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana. One passenger was charged with persistent disorderly conduct by the Kenton Police Department.

Officers from the Kenton PD, deputies from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol participated in the checkpoint.

The purpose of the OVI checkpoint was to increase public awareness of the impaired driving problem and to deter citizens from driving impaired in Hardin County and the City of Kenton, according to a press release.

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