Law enforcement agencies will have three separate sobriety checkpoints set up in Franklin County Friday night.
The Franklin County DUI Task Force will hold two checkpoints for Worthington in Sharon Township.
They will be located on Dublin Granville Road (SR 161) east of SR 315 and N. High Street (US 23) north of Worthington Galena Road.
These checkpoints will be operated between 8 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. They will also have extra patrols out during the weekend throughout Franklin County specifically looking for impaired drivers.
A third checkpoint, conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will be held from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Frank Road.
Both ageneies 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.