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Massachusetts State Police announces 8th planned area Sobriety Checkpoint of the year



An eighth Sobriety Checkpoint for 2023 has been announced for the area by Massachusetts State Police.

Colonel John Mawn Jr., 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.

According to John Mawn Jr., the purpose of the checkpoints 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 checkpoint will take place starting Thursday, September 7th, 2023, into Friday, September 8th, 2023, due to a grant by the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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