OVI checkpoints to be held in Austintown, Boardman Friday night

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – The Mahoning County OVI Task Force announced it will conduct two checkpoints in Austintown and Boardman Friday night.

The Boardman checkpoint will be located on South Avenue from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

In Austintown, there will be a checkpoint on Canfield-Niles Road from 1 to 3 a.m.

Officers and State Highway troopers will also conduct saturation patrols in various parts of the county throughout the weekend.

The primary goal of the Mahoning County OVI Task Force is to make the roadways safer. The Task Force urges people not to drink and drive, and to have a designated driver to get home safely.

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