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Driver tries to elude OVI crackdown in Canfield

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CANFIELD, Ohio - The Mahoning County OVI Task force made 41 traffic stops during Friday night's enforcement blitz along state route 224.

According to a news release from the Canfield Police Department, the blitz was conducted between the hours of 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. During one traffic stop, the operator of a vehicle refused to stop which resulted in a pursuit. The driver was charged with fleeing and eluding and possession of marijuana.

The task force enforcement also resulted in the following activity:

  • 1 arrest for OVI
  • 2 summons for driving under suspension
  • 1 citation for red light
  • 1 citation for improper start
  • 1 citation for marked lanes


Seven officers from the OVI task force took part in the crackdown.

According to the release, the task force will continue to conduct corridor enforcement blitzes, coordinated saturation patrol blitzes and sobriety checkpoints.

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