Police to conduct weekend drunk-driving blitz in Mahoning Co.

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning County OVI Task Force announced Thursday that they will conduct a drunk-driving patrol blitz this weekend in the county.

According to Canfield Police Assistant Chief Scott Weamer, the blitz will involve about eight to ten police extra police officers patrolling a township in Mahoning County either Saturday or Sunday. According to Weamer, police will not specify which day or which township since the event is a blitz and not a checkpoint. Police are required by the fourth amendment to the U.S. Constitution to announce the location of OVI checkpoints.

Weamer noted that most of the task force’s efforts are focused in Youngstown, Austintown and Boardman, since most of the county’s alcohol-related crashes happen in those locations.

The blitz will include police officers from participating agencies of the Mahoning County OVI Task Force, and will involve officers looking for drunk drivers or other traffic offenses.

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