Six DUI checkpoints planned across Central Ohio this weekend

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – If you’re going out this weekend, plan for a safe ride home. Six different DUI checkpoints are planned this across central Ohio.

The Franklin County DUI Task Force is planning two checkpoints in the southeastern part of Franklin County. The first will run from 9pm until 11pm on Refugee Road east of Hamilton Road. The second will go from 11:30pm to 1:30am on Hamilton Road north of Winchester Pike.

The Columbus Division of Police is planning a checkpoint in southeast Columbus. It will happen on South Hamilton Road between Kingsland Avenue and Groves Road.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint Friday evening into Saturday morning in Franklin County. The checkpoint will be held between 8pm and 12:30am on Alum Creek Drive in the Village of Obetz.

The Bucyrus post of the Ohio State Highway patrol plans to operate a checkpoint tonight in Crawford County. The checkpoint will take place between 8pm and 10pm on County Road 330 west of US 30 and eat of Stetzer Road.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint on Saturday night in Licking County. The exact location will be disclosed sometime on Saturday morning.

The checkpoints serve as a highly visible piece of the OVI enforcement strategy. While the locations of the checkpoints are announced in advance, they are often held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols. The Franklin County DUI Task Force plans saturation patrols throughout Franklin County starting today and continuing through Labor Day.

Sobriety checkpoints are legal in Ohio as long as public notice is given that the checkpoint will be established.

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