A "Sobriety Checkpoint" will be held in Norfolk County tonight, Saturday, Sept. 28, into Sunday, Sept. 29, according to a recent press release.
Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that the checkpoint will be implemented tonight by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way 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.
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 program is funded by a grant from the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.