Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday night in south Columbus

File photo - sobriety checkpoint (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 US 23 at Dolby Drive.

The Franklin County DUI Task Force members will conduct the sobriety check between 8 p.m. and 1 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.