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State Police Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

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

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

Colonel Timothy P. Alben, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced in a  July 30 press release that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Norfolk County from Friday, Aug. 3 into Saturday, Aug. 4.

Alben said 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.

The checkpoint will 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, according to the press release.

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