A “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be in effect in Plymouth Co. this weekend.

Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, says the checkpoint will be in effect from Friday into Saturday.

The stated purpose of the exercise 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. "

McKeon says the checkpoint will operate during varied hours, vehicle selection won't be arbitrary, any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety, and safety will be assured.

The "Sobriety Checkpoint" is being funded through a grant provided by the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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