The Mahoning County OVI Task Force announced that police officers will operate a sobriety checkpoint in Mahoning County to deter and intercept drinking drivers this weekend. Currently, the location of the upcoming checkpoint is undisclosed. Specific details of the sobriety checkpoint will be announced later in the week.
“One of the main goals of the Mahoning County OVI Task Force is to educate motorists about the dangers of drinking and driving. It is important for motorists who consume alcohol to utilize a designated driver, or make other arrangements to get home safely. Officers will continue to strictly enforce the laws pertaining to operating a vehicle while impaired,” said assistant Chief Scott Weamer.
Support in operating the upcoming sobriety checkpoint will be provided by participating agencies of the Mahoning County OVI Task Force, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.