Drive safely this holiday weekend

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) – A holiday weekend means more folks are hitting up the bars to celebrate.

While some are out drinking their favorite cocktails, deputies and bartenders are making sure people don’t drink and drive.

Deputies say there are no checkpoints out tonight, but they have crews all over the county watching for drunk drivers.

Managers at R Bar in the Arena District are making sure folks arent taking it too far.  Owner Michael Darr said his staff is trained to make sure people get home safely. 

“Our staff is trained on serving inebriated people. We have water and coffee to go. We have a quick dial to local cab services and Uber,” said Darr. 

Unfortunately some choose not to use those services and instead drive drunk.  Franklin County deputies are out looking. Doug Bernier the signs are obvious.

“Typical things like staying in lanes. Increase speed. Decrease speed. An inability to negotiate a curve.  People out celebrating at the bars. We typically see an uptick of activities . Crashes on the roadways. Incidents outside of that,” said Bernier.

Bernier says any amount of alcohol can cause problems on the road. Hes sending a warning tonight.

“Lives can change in a second and unfortunately we see it all to often.  It impacts not only the person behind the wheel but everyone who’s on the road,” said Bernier.

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