OVI checkpoints set Saturday in Mahoning County

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – An OVI checkpoint will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday on Wilson Avenue near Montgomery Avenue in Campbell.

The checkpoint will be conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol with assistance from the Campbell and Youngstown police departments.

The second checkpoint will be held 11:00 p.m. Saturday to 3:00 a.m. Sunday on US Route 422 near Camden Avenue in Coitsville. The Campbell, Coitsville, and Youngstown police departments will assist.

The OVI checkpoints, funded by federal grants, are planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

The checkpoints will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.

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