OVI checkpoint to be held in Mahoning County Saturday

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday

DUI, OVI Checkpoint Generic

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Mahoning County on Saturday.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, are planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday.

“Based on provisional data, there were 315 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 349 people were killed last year in Ohio,” said Lt. Jerad Sutton, commander of the Canfield Post. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

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