OVI Task Force releases Boardman checkpoint results

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Four OVI arrests were made and several citations were issued as a result of Friday’s sobriety checkpoint on Market Street in Boardman.

The checkpoint, located near Overhill Drive, was a result of a collaboration between the Mahoning County OVI Task Force and the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s efforts to intercept impaired drivers. It was conducted from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., and extra officers were on hand to conduct saturation patrols throughout the area.

A total of 384 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and 15 vehicles were directed into a diversion area for further investigation, according to a news release from the Mahoning County OVI Task Force. Four OVI arrests were made and several citations were issued, including: one adult restraint citation, one driving under suspension, two for no operator’s license, one open container, two for drug abuse, one duty to display operator’s license, one probationary license violation, one red light violation and one stop sign citation.

One driver was also arrested for a felony aggravated theft warrant out of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.

At 11:15 p.m., a passenger of another vehicle ran from the scene after being sent to the diversion area, and a handgun was recovered after it had fallen to the ground as he ran, the Task Force reported. That man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, weapons under disability, possession of drugs, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. The driver of the vehicle was charged with obstructing official business.

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