Sobriety checkpoint planned tonight in southwest Columbus

File photo - sobriety checkpoint (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Franklin County DUI Task Force will hold a sobriety checkpoint tonight in southwest Columbus to combat impaired driving.

The checkpoint will be on Frank Road west of Gantz Road in Franklin Township.

The Franklin County DUI Task Force members will conduct the sobriety check between 8 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. tonight.

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.

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