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Sobriety Checkpoints in Middlesex This Weekend

A checkpoint is set up in the area this weekend.

Sobriety Checkpoint. Credit: Patch file photo
Sobriety Checkpoint. Credit: Patch file photo
The Massachusetts State Police holds a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County.

The checkpoints are held Saturday, June 7, into Sunday, June 8, on a public way within Middlesex County. 

According to State Police, the purpose of the checkpoint 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."
mostmoderateD June 06, 2014 at 04:02 PM
Thanks I'll avoid that area though I'm usually not on not on the road after 9 anyway...
Mary Gonzales June 06, 2014 at 11:15 PM
I realize Middlesex County is 20+ communities and the police could be anywhere, but why does the State Police let people know they will be checking? Is there some legal precedent?
D Penta June 06, 2014 at 11:29 PM
Thanks for the heads up!
levinson_david June 07, 2014 at 08:20 AM
I was saddened how many people were caught drunk the last time. That means on an given night the person driving next to you could be drunk.
Paulo Simes June 07, 2014 at 07:40 PM
I find these check points to be a bit too much. It's one thing to try to find these people but when your just assuming someone is drunk for no reason it's just lazy police work.

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