OVI checkpoint scheduled for Boardman Saturday night

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – The Mahoning County OVI Task Force, in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, announced that an OVI checkpoint will be conducted on Market Street at Hillman in Boardman from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. on Saturday into Sunday morning.

In addition, police officers from participating agencies of the Mahoning County OVI Task Force will be conducting saturation patrols in various parts of Mahoning County throughout the weekend.

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

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