OVI checkpoint to be held in Mahoning County

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday

OVI Checkpoint, DUI

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – An OVI checkpoint will be held in Mahoning County on Friday, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, are planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday, according to Highway Patrol.

Lt. Jerad Sutton, commander of the Canfield Post of Highway Patrol, said there were 315 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 349 people were killed last year in Ohio. Sutton stressed the importance of the checkpoints to keep roadways safe.

“State troopers make, on average, 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers,” Sutton said. “OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

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