Southwest Columbus checkpoint nets 5 OVI arrests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A sobriety checkpoint in southwest Columbus Friday night to Saturday morning resulted in seven arrests, 37 citations, and 20 vehicles impounded according to the Franklin County DUI Task Force.

The task force said of the seven arrests, five people were arrested for OVI, one person had a warrant, and another person was arrested from a stolen vehicle.

The 37 citations included: 19 driver license violations, five vehicle registration violations, one child restraint citation, one adult restraint citation, and two open container citations.

The task force said a total of 1,451 vehicles entered the checkpoint. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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