Kenton- Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs continues to be a national problem.
The purpose of an OVI checkpoint is to increase public awareness of the impaired driving problem and to deter citizens from driving impaired in Hardin County and the City of Kenton.
During the checkpoint on Saturday night, 451 vehicles drove through the checkpoint and were checked. Of those vehicles, seven were diverted for further investigation. Three of the drivers were charged with operating a vehicle while impaired. Five were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. One passenger was charged with persistent disorderly conduct by Kenton Police Department. Officers from the Kenton Police Department, deputies from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Findlay Post participated in the checkpoint.
Local law enforcement agencies are reminding motorists not to drive while under the influence.