YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct an OVI checkpoint Friday in Mahoning County.
The checkpoint will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on State Route 193 near Tod Lane in Youngstown.
The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols.
The checkpoint is funded through a federal grant to target impaired drivers.
Lt. Jerad Sutton, commander of the Canfield post of Highway Patrol, said there were 315 OVI-related fatal crashes last year in Ohio in which 349 people were killed.
“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,” Sutton said.