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Two OVI checkpoints in Youngstown Friday night

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The Mahoning County OVI Task Force has announced it will be conducting two sobriety checkpoints tonight, Friday, May 10, 2019.

The first checkpoint will be on Market Street at Ridge Avenue in Youngstown from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

A second checkpoint is set for 2725 South Avenue in Youngstown from 10 p.m. until midnight.

There will also be local saturation patrols throughout Mahoning County this week and weekend. 

In 1990 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that holding sobriety checkpoints without first notifying drivers would violate the Constitution's provision barring illegal search and seizure.

In their ruling, however, the justices did not spell out what they considered to be an adequate notification.

That same year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published recommended procedures for OVI checkpoints which included notifying the media of the planned roadblocks.

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