The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Gahanna Police Department and the Franklin County DUI Task Force announced today that an OVI sobriety checkpoint will be held in Gahanna Friday night.
The checkpoint is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on state Route 317 near mile post 25.5, southbound, (Hamilton Road north of Johnstown Road), in Gahanna.
UPDATE: another checkpoint announced at Hilliard-Rome Road, just north of Richlanne Drive in Hilliard tonight.
The OVI sobriety checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.
The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crashes.
If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don't let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired, the patrol said