OVI checkpoint planned in Mahoning County on Saturday

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Mahoning County on Saturday, May 14.

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

“Based on provisional data, there were 315 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 349 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Jerad Sutton said. “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.”

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday.

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