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St. Patrick’s Day weekend is upon us and while beer, good friends and Irish merriment might be on the agenda, getting an OVI shouldn’t. As you take part in Irish festivities this weekend, you should also be on the lookout for sobriety checkpoints across Central Ohio.
Today, the Columbus Dispatch reports that there will be a sobriety checkpoint near 6262 Sawmill Road in Dublin from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
On Saturday, the Franklin County DUI task force will operate a sobriety checkpoint on The Ohio State University campus area.
Although these are currently the only published sobriety checkpoints, it’s important to remember that law enforcement will be keeping a close eye on the roads due to the usual alcohol consumption surrounding Irish holiday. In the State of Ohio, the legal limit of alcohol consumption is .08 % blood alcohol content (BAC). Even if you feel as though you could drive and don’t feel intoxicated, you may still be charged with Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI).
Don’t drink and drive, the penalties of a few drinks are not worth it.
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Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!