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Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County This Weekend

State police will set up a routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend.

If you spot a state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend, he or she may be doing more than just watching for speedsters.

Col. Timothy P. Alben, superintendent of the , announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Middlesex County from Friday into Saturday. The checkpoints, which are funded by a state grant, are routine operations performed by the state police.

Alben said in a press release that the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness to the need of both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and taking them off the road.

He said the checkpoint would be conducted over varied hours, vehicles will not be chosen arbitrarily and troopers will try to minimize inconvenience to motorists by giving them advance notice of the nature of the stop.

Dave Lenane September 15, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I wish they did more of these. I know it sucks to get caught up in traffic at a checkpoint. But with just 2 nuts this week alone driving the wrong way on the Pike, I think these are worth it.

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