Drinking on St. Paddy's Day? Law enforcement is planning crackdown if you drive
Revelers out celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Friday may want to think twice about getting behind the wheel of a car if they've had one too many Guinness.
Between the hours of 8 p.m. Friday and 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office announced that two checkpoints are planned in Grove City within a mile-and-a-half of each other to catch those whose luck of the Irish has run out.
One will be at the intersection of Columbus Street and Security Drive, about a mile east of U.S. 62. The second is planned for further north at the intersection of U.S. 62 and Parlin Drive.
The enforcement crackdown is part of a collaboration by a DUI taskforce comprised of more than 30 law enforcement agencies across Franklin County, including the sheriff's office and the Columbus Division of Police.
"The Task Force wants to impress upon those who will be consuming alcohol to plan for a designated driver or make other arrangements," according to a media release.
Eric Lagatta is a reporter at The Columbus Dispatch covering public safety, with a focus on in-depth coverage of social justice issues and crime trends.
This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Columbus OVI, DUI checkpoints aim to catch St. Paddy's Day revelers