A sobriety checkpoint that ran from 9 p.m. May 5 to 1:30 a.m. May 6 on Norton Road, south of West Broad Street in western Franklin County, resulted in no OVI arrests, according to the Franklin County DUI Task Force.

According to the task force's May 6 news release, 400 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, of which 250 were checked.

No OVI arrests were made, but 29 citations were issued, including 15 for license violations, three for seat-belt violations and two for vehicle-registration violations.

The task force issued 16 traffic warnings, but five vehicles were impounded.

One arrest was made, but it was for a misdemeanor warrant, according to the task force's news release.


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Sobriety checkpoint planned for western Franklin County

The Franklin County DUI Task Force announced May 3 that task force members would operate a sobriety checkpoint in the western part of Franklin County tonight (Friday, May 5).

A checkpoint will take place in Prairie Township, according to the task force.

The checkpoint will begin a 9 p.m. and end at 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Norton Road, south of West Broad Street in the western part of Franklin County.

The task force wants to impress upon those who will be consuming alcohol this weekend to plan for a designated driver and to make sure friends don’t drive while intoxicated, the press release said.