Six arrested for OVI at two weekend checkpoints

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A pair of sobriety checkpoints in northern Columbus netted six arrests for operating a vehicle while under the influence this weekend, according to Columbus police.

The Columbus Division of Police said 482 vehicles were checked at two low-staff stations held at the intersection of Cleveland and Melrose avenues on Friday evening and at the intersection of East 11th and Clara avenues on Saturday morning.

Of those stops, six arrests for OVI arrests were made according to police statistics. One driver was cited for an open container violation. More than a dozen other citations were issued in the stops, including driving under suspension, no operator license and restraint citations.

Police said checkpoints like these increases the awareness of risks taken while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which serves as another deterrent for drivers.

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