Police cracking down for July 4th

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police across Ohio and Pennsylvania say they’ll be watching drivers over the holiday weekend, cracking down on driving infractions.

The Mahoning County OVI Task Force will be conducting a blitz this weekend.

They’re not giving specifics, but multiple law enforcement agencies will be patrolling roads looking for those who break the law.

The Youngstown Police Department will have stepped up patrols and enforcement this long holiday weekend watching for speeders and those who aren’t wearing their seat belts.

In Pennsylvania, law enforcement agents have already started setting up speed display trailers which could result in a ticket.

In the last five years, 756 people died nationwide in crashes involving alcohol during the July Fourth holiday period.

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