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Massachusetts State Police announce Bristol County Sobriety Checkpoint

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A sobriety checkpoint is being issued by the Massachusetts State Police.

Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in Bristol County from September 22, 2018 into Sunday, September 23, 2018. 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.

This sobriety checkpoint is possible through a grant provided by the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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