One OVI arrest made during Austintown checkpoint

A total of 569 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and 25 vehicles were stopped

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – The Mahoning County OVI Task Force, in collaboration with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday.

The checkpoint was at 4477 Mahoning Ave. in Austintown and was conducted from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Officers also conducted saturation patrols in support of the checkpoint.

A total of 569 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and 25 vehicles were directed into the diversion area for further investigation. Officers on saturation patrol conducted nine traffic stops.

Enforcement activity associated with the checkpoint and saturation patrol was as follows:

  • One OVI arrest
  • Three summonses for driving under suspension
  • One summons for no operator’s license
  • Two citations for adult restraint
  • Three summonses for drug abuse
  • Two summonses for drug paraphernalia
  • One summons for open container
  • One citation for speed
  • One citation for expired operator’s license
  • One citation for expired license plates

The Mahoning County OVI Task Force is funded by a federal grant, which is administered through the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The Task Force says it will continue to conduct coordinated saturation patrol blitzes, corridor enforcement blitzes and sobriety checkpoints to enforce driving safely.

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