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State Police Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled For This Weekend

Jul 16, 2015 11:33AM ● By Bill Gilman

Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in the Middlesex County on Saturday July 18 into Sunday, July 19.

The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety.

The safety and sobriety checkpoints are funded through a Highway Safety Grant of the Massachusetts Office of Safety and Security.

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