Fairfield awarded more than $210,000 to combat impaired driving

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FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- The fight against intoxicated driving in Southwest Ohio is getting a big boost from the state government.

Officers with the Butler County OVI Task Force said Fairfield was awarded more than $210,000 in federal traffic safety funding for the fiscal year 2014.

The task force said the money will be used to continue its program of sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to combat impaired drivers.

“These funds are critical to ensuring that we are doing everything possible to keep our streets safe,” Butler County OVI Task Force Coordinator Carl Phillips said in a release. “This funding will benefit the citizens of Butler County as we continue our mission to save lives and make our roads safer.”

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