A news conference was conducted Monday morning to discuss Operation Shield. GABRIELLE ENRIGHT/STAFF

At least 42 arrested for OVIs in area crackdown

“Operation Shield” is a statewide crackdown that happened between Thursday and Saturday when there was increased police presence everywhere.

At least 42 people were picked up for intoxicated driving by Montgomery and Greene County officials in partnership with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Three men in the Fairborn area were arrested for soliciting a police officer posing as a prostitute.

That investigation began weeks ago, officials said. There were men in Dayton arrested for similar activity.

The Greene County ACE Task Force and SOFAST also served warrants, making nearly a dozen arrests.

The complaints were fueled by the public and long investigations, official said.

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