A Youngstown man spent the weekend in jail after police say he led them on a chase after trying to avoid an OVI checkpoint in Austintown.

According to a police report, a Dodge Caliber driven by 25-year-old Jeffrey Hetherington made a U-turn along Route 46 near Silica Road where the Mahoning Valley OVI Task Force was conducting a checkpoint late Friday.

Police say the SUV sped away south on Route 46, turning onto Red Apple Drive before hitting a ditch and going airborne.

The pursuit continued south on Ohltown Road to Route 46 and into Canfield where the Dodge drove through several streets, reaching Route 224 and getting onto northbound Route 11.

The SUV’s tires were flattened by spiked stop strips placed on the highway by state troopers, slowing the SUV as it passed Mahoning Avenue and finally stopping along Interstate 680 southbound.

Police say Hetherington surrendered to them and was booked into the county jail on charges of failure to comply with a police order, driving with a suspended license, as well as traffic lane and turn signal violations.

Austintown Police also note that an SUV being driven by an Ambridge, Pennsylvania woman also ran over the spiked stop strips.  Police helped change her tire and told the woman to send the police an invoice to be reimbursed for a new tire.

As for the OVI checkpoint, the Task Force reported that 707 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Four vehicles were stopped and two drivers were cited for OVI.