Several arrests, summons issued in Mahoning County OVI checkpoint

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Two OVI checkpoints this weekend in Mahoning County netted arrests, several court summons, and OVI charges.

The first checkpoint operated by the Mahoning County OVI Task Force and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, located at South Avenue in Boardman, resulted in 196 vehicles being checked and 14 being directed to a diversion area.

The second checkpoint was set at 6809 Market Street in Boardman where 139 vehicles were checked.

In total, two people were arrested for OVI. Others were issues summons and citation for the following:

  • 7 summons for driving under suspension
  • 1 summons for no operator’s license
  • 1 citation for adult restraint
  • 1 citation for child restraint
  • 1 summons for open container
  • 1 arrest for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
  • 7 summons for drug abuse
  • 2 summons for drug paraphernalia
  • 1 citation for rear plate light illumination
  • 1 citation for white light emitting to the rear
  • 1 arrest for an active felony warrant
  • 1 arrest for two active misdemeanor warrants

Four officers also conducted saturation patrols in support of the checkpoints and conducted 37 traffic stops.

The Mahoning County OVI Task Force is funded by a federal grant, which is administered through the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The Task Force will continue to conduct coordinated saturation patrol.

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