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Mahoning Task Force announces OVI checkpoint

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The Mahoning County OVI Task Force announced today that a sobriety checkpoint would be held in Mahoning County on Saturday, July 20, 2019. 

Officers will be conducting a roadside check of drivers for alcohol and drug impairment. 

Authorities will also be conducting saturation patrols throughout the weekend. 

Specific details on the checkpoint will be announced at a later time. 

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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