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Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday night in northeast Columbus

The Franklin County DUI Task Force will hold a sobriety checkpoint Friday night to combat impaired driving.
File photo - sobriety checkpoint (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

The Franklin County DUI Task Force will hold a sobriety checkpoint Friday night to combat impaired driving.

The checkpoint will be located in the area of Cleveland Avenue and Wallcrest Blvd between 8 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

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

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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.