OVI checkpoints set for weekend

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police in Trumbull and Mahoning counties will be out in full force this weekend checking for impaired drivers.

It is prom season and with that in mind, police departments across the Valley will be setting up checkpoints and conducting saturation patrols in an effort to remove impaired drivers form the roadways.

In Warren, checkpoints will set up along Market Street from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on U.S. Route 422, west of North Road.

A Corridor Enforcement Blitz (extra patrols in heavily traveled areas) will be set up in Mahoning County. One checkpoint will be at Market Street and Hilton Avenue.

Several high schools across the Valley will be holding prom events this weekend. Officers said not only will they be looking for impaired drivers, but will also be targeting adults who are hosting parties where alcohol is served to minors.

The extra patrols are funded by federal and state grants to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

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