5 charged with OVI during weekend Boardman checkpoint

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Members of the Mahoning County OVI Task Force, in collaboration with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, released the results of an OVI checkpoint last weekend in Boardman.

The checkpoint was conducted from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday on Market Street at Hillman Way. A total of 588 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and 21 vehicles were directed into the diversion area for further investigation.

Officers on saturation patrol also stopped 44 vehicles.

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

  • Five arrests for OVI
  • Ten summonses for driving under suspension
  • Two summonses for no operator’s license
  • Three citations for adult restraint
  • One citation for child restraint
  • Two summonses for drug abuse
  • One citation for traffic control device
  • One citation for fictitious plates
  • One citation for expired 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.