4 sobriety checkpoints tonight in Franklin Co.

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The Franklin County DUI Task Force and Columbus police will hold four sobriety checkpoints tonight to combat impaired driving.

The first checkpoint will be held by the Franklin County DUI Task Force on Alum Creek Drive, south of Williams Road. The other will also be on Alum Creek Drive, north of I-270.

Both will occur from 8p.m. to 2 a.m.

Columbus police will also hold two checkpoints in South Linden and the University District.

The first will be located on E. 5th Avenue west of Leonard Avenue. It will go from 9 to 11 p.m.

The second will be operated on E. 11th Avenue and Clara Avenue. This checkpoint is scheduled for 1 to 3 a.m.

Columbus police and the Task Force wants to impress upon those who will be consuming alcohol to plan for a designated driver or make other arrangement.

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.

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