DUI Checkpoints in Columbus

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The legality of DUI checkpoints has long been debated, but these sobriety stops will now start to appear throughout the city of Columbus for the first time ever. Law enforcement officials believe that these highly publicized DUI checkpoints will serve as a deterrent to drunk driving and inevitably lead to fewer intoxicated drivers on Columbus roads. Attorney Brad Koffel told the media that the DUI checkpoints will cost the city financially and are not guaranteed to stop drunk drivers. Even though DUI checkpoints are paid for by grant money, Koffel argues that grant money is still essentially taxpayer money and should not be wasted on something that has not been proven effective to stop drunk driving.