Law enforcement agencies will have two sobriety checkpoints set up in Franklin County and one in Fairfield County Friday night.
The Franklin County DUI Task Force will hold two checkpoints for Prairie and Franklin Townships from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The locations will be on Norton Road south of W. Broad Street (Click for Map) and W. Broad Street west of Georgesville Road (Click for Map).
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will operate their checkpoint on US 22 (Main Street) near Graceland Drive (Click for Map) in Lancaster from 9 to 11 p.m.
Both agencies wants to impress upon those who will be consuming alcohol to plan for a designated driver or make other arrangements.
Guidelines issued by the NHTSA instruct law enforcement to “aggressively” publicize the locations.
The goal, according to the NHTSA, is to not only to deter impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel, but also to assure the protection of constitutional rights for both police and the public.