Columbia police will conduct two public safety checkpoints Friday night and early Saturday morning. CPD’s Traffic Safety Unit, along with the S.C. Highway Patrol, will increase patrols and DUI enforcement at various locations. The areas were selected based on traffic violations that have occurred, including DUI and speeding incidents, according to the department. Every vehicle that enters the checkpoint will be stopped. Officers will check drivers for a valid driver's license, possible impairment, seat belt use, proper child restraints when applicable and any other violations that may be observed.
Law enforcement encourages drivers to find a designated driver if you are planning to consume alcohol, wear seat belts, obey traffic laws, do not speed, stay alert and do not text and drive.
Drivers should call 911 if they suspect a driver is impaired.