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Sobriety checkpoint scheduled

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled
Posted June 21st, 2013 @ 5:39am by WTVN Newsroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --Columbus Police plan to conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night and early Saturday on the northeast side of the city.

The diversion area for the checkpoint will be in the 2700 block of Cleveland Ave., north of Weber Rd., starting at 9 p.m. and running through 3 a.m. Saturday.

“During a 5-year period, less than four percent of traffic crashes reported in the City of Columbus involved an impaired driver. The intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Westerville Road, just south of the checkpoint, reported a rate exceeding 28 percent during the same time,” said Columbus Police Traffic Bureau Sergeant Michael Smith.

“Sobriety checkpoints serve as continual reminders to drink responsibly,” Smith said, reminding those who will consume alcohol this weekend to plan for a designated driver and make sure others do not drive while impaired.

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