Hamilton County OVI Task Force
The mission of the Hamilton County OVI Task Force is to “increase the safety of our roadways in Hamilton County: reduce alcohol-related crashes and traffic fatalities, and increase safety restraint usage.”
The OVI Task Force in Hamilton County is funded through the Ohio Department of Public Safety – Ohio Traffic Safety Office and the U.S. Department of Transportation – National Highway Traffic Administration.
The checkpoints are operated at various locations throughout Hamilton County, Ohio. The checkpoints are scheduled for locations with a higher level of OVI-related crashes, fatalities, and arrests. Police are required by law to give advance notice on checkpoint locations. Additionally, the task force operates a number of ‘saturation patrols’ that target impaired drivers throughout the year.
The OVI Task Force in Hamilton County participates in two national highway safety campaigns that target drunk drivers:
- Click It or Ticket, held over the Memorial Day Weekend; and
- Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, held over the Labor Day Weekend.
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Hamilton County OVI Task Force on Twitter – After joining in July of 2010, the Hamilton County OVI Task Force shares tweets with the public to keep them up to date on recent changes in Ohio’s OVI laws, and enforcement efforts throughout the county. The Twitter account is also used to update the public on the time and location of sobriety checkpoints operated by local law enforcement agencies including the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD).
Hamilton County OVI Task Force on Facebook – The Hamilton County OVI Task Force is a multi-agency law enforcement team serving Hamilton County, Ohio, dedicated to enforcing Ohio’s impaired driving laws.