The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced an OVI checkpoint will be held on State Route 7 in Mahoning County Saturday evening.

The patrol's announcement said the checkpoint would be conducted from 10 p.m. until midnight but did not give a more specific location.

In Mahoning County, Route 7 is known as Market Street between Downtown Youngstown and Beaver Township

The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

Lieutenant Brad Bucey, commander of the Canfield Post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving but to proactively remove
these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”

The location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning.