Mahoning County OVI Task Force to hold sobriety checkpoint over weekend

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The Mahoning County OVI Task Force announced a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Mahoning County this weekend

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CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning County OVI Task Force announced Friday that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Mahoning County this weekend.

The checkpoint will be held on Saturday to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

Officers will be conducting a roadside check of drivers for alcohol and drug impairment.

The checkpoint will be at 1535 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown and will run from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.

Saturation patrols will also be conducted throughout the weekend.

The Mahoning County OVI Task Force says they committed to it primary mission, making county roadways safe.

In addition to the OVI Task Force, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Mahoning Safe Communities and Mahoning County EMA will be supporting the sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrols.

The OVI checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.

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