AUTHORITIES PLAN WEEKEND DUI CHECKPOINTS
Posted on May 23, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Highway Patrol Troopers and area sheriff's deputies will man DUI checkpoints on the Memorial Day holiday and will be out in numbers to enforce other traffic laws as well, NBC 4 reported.
In Worthington- the DUI Task Force said there will a sobriety checkpoint Friday, May 23, on state Route 161, east of state Route 315 in Worthington..
The checkpoint, which is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and will continue operation until approximately 3 a.m., will be operated in memory of Harry Jones Jr., 19-year-old Columbus native who was killed by a impaired driver.
**UPDATE: Hilliard- Cemetary Road, west of Britton Parkway, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Ross County Sheriff's Office, said that another checkpoint will be held from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday on state Route 104 between Roberts Road and Pleasant Valley Road in Chillicothe.
The Task Force wants to impress upon those who will be consuming alcohol this weekend to plan for a designated driver or make other arrangements. And to make sure the friends don't drive under the influence.
In addition to checkpoints seeking out drinking drivers, extra manpower will be out over the first long weekend of summer to enforce speeding laws and other traffic violations.
The highway patrol will be issuing tickets instead of warnings for any motorists pulled over for traffic violations and found not buckled into their seat belts.