The Massachusetts State Police will operate a Sobriety Checkpoint this upcoming weekend in Norfolk County.
"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," Colonel Marian J. McGovern, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, said in a press release sent out Monday.
The checkpoint will be operated during varied hours on an unspecified motorway within Norfolk County, which includes Needham, from Friday, July 13 into Saturday, July 14.
"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," McGovern said in the press release.
The Sobriety Checkpoint is funded in part through a grand by the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.