BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – The results of two OVI checkpoints in Boardman over the weekend have been released by the Mahoning County OVI Task Force.
The Task Force, in collaboration with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, held checkpoints on South Avenue at Larkridge and on US 224 at Marinthana.
A total of 489 vehicles passed through the checkpoints, with 15 vehicles being directed into the diversion area for further investigation. Two Task Force officers, along with two Highway Patrol troopers, also conducted saturation patrols and stopped 24 vehicles.
Enforcement activity associated with the checkpoints and saturation patrol was as follows:
- Four arrests for OVI
- Two summonses for driving under suspension
- One summons for no operator’s license
- One citation for failure to yield
- One citation for marked lanes
- One summons for open container
- One citation for expired license plates
- One citation for expired driver’s license
- One citation for rules for motorcycles (novice required to wear helmet)
- One citation for lanes of travel
- One citation for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
- One summons for failure to comply with the order/signal of police officer
- One citation for reckless operation
- One summons for underage possession of alcohol
The Task Force, which is funded by a federal grant said its goal is to keep roadways safe by enforcing impaired driving laws. It plans to hold two more OVI checkpoints during the July 15-17 weekend. Further details will be released at a later date.