COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --Two sobriety checkpoints will be manned by Columbus Police Friday evening and early Saturday.

Both locations have experienced higher-than-average rates of crashes involving impaired drivers.

The first will be along E. Fifth Ave. at Joyce Ave. in northeast Columbus from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The second will be on N. High St. at McMillen Ave. in north Columbus from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

To supplement these checkpoint operations, Columbus Police Traffic Bureau Sergeant Michael Smith says Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officers will be utilized for any drug-impaired driver investigation.

Also, a “No-Refusal” period is in effect, which removes the arrested driver’s ability to refuse to provide a chemical test as required by state law.