Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday night in Columbus

File photo (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

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

The checkpoint will be located on Refugee Road west of Hamilton Road.

The Franklin County DUI Task Force members will conduct the sobriety check between 9 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

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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.


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.