Jul 29, 2014

State Police Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

State police will set up a routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend.

State Police Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend


If you spot a state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend, he or she may be doing more than just watching for speedsters.

State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben announced last week that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Middlesex County from Saturday into Sunday. The checkpoints, which are funded by a state grant, are routine operations performed by the state police.

Alben said in a press release that the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness to the need of both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and taking them off the road.

He said the checkpoint would be conducted over varied hours, vehicles will not be chosen arbitrarily and troopers will try to minimize inconvenience to motorists by giving them advance notice of the nature of the stop.

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