AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning County OVI Task Force will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Austintown on St. Patrick’s Day.
The checkpoint will be at Mahoning Avenue and Howard Street from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Law enforcement will be vigilant in enforcing the drinking and driving laws on Friday.
There will also be local saturation patrols throughout Mahoning County this weekend.
The Task Force is urging people not to drink and drive.
In 2016, two people were killed and 32 were injured on St. Patrick’s Day due to alcohol-related crashes in Ohio. In all of 2016, 423 people were killed and 8,785 were injured in alcohol-related crashes, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.