2 sobriety checkpoints scheduled for Friday night in Franklin County

File photo - sobriety checkpoint (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Franklin County DUI Task Force is holding two sobriety checkpoints Friday night on the southeast side of Columbus.

The first will be located on Hamilton Road at Harbor Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The second is scheduled from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Refugee Road west of Hamilton Road.

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The task force wants to impress upon those who will be consuming alcohol to plan for a designated driver or make other arrangements.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Why are the locations and times of a sobriety checkpoint released?

Guidelines issued by the NHTSA instruct law enforcement to “aggressively” publicize the locations.

The goal, according to the NHTSA, is to not only to deter impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel, but also to assure the protection of constitutional rights for both police and the public.