Sobriety Checkpoints To Be Held In Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin Counties


UPDATED: Friday August 16, 2013 1:49 PM

The Ohio State Highway Patrol plans to hold a sobriety checkpoint late Friday in Delaware County.

The checkpoint, which is being held in conjunction with surrounding law enforcement agencies, will be held beginning at 10 p.m. on U.S. Route 23 (Columbus Pike)

The OHP, along with the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office and Lancaster Police, also will hold a checkpoint on East Main Street in Lancaster near the old Big Bear. That checkpoint will run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Franklin County DUI Task Force also announced a sobriety checkpoint on Norton Road, north of state Route 665 in Pleasant Township. It will be in operation from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday.

The checkpoints are funded by federal grants and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

Officials stressed that anyone planning to consume alcohol make plans before drinking.

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