State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Middlesex County This Weekend

BOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Friday, March 13, 2020 into Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Wilmington is one of the 54 cities and towns in Middlesex County.

The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and remove drivers who are operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from the roads. The Checkpoint also raises the public’s awareness of law enforcement’s efforts to combat this serious issue.

“Any inconvenience to motorists will be minimized with advanced notice to reduce fear and anxiety,” said Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, in the announcement. “The selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary. Safety will be assured.”

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

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One thought

  1. Another money grab under the terms (a Grant and Safety)
    Also big Insurance and big RMV will get their cut from the offenses.
    The State Police and Local Law Enforcement already have the tools to ticket or arrest offenders of these actions.
    Why not eliminate all of these grants and disperse the funds to city and local Law enforcement by population to combat these actions by their choosing?

    Checkpoints need to be eliminated!
    The government is already well beyond the limit of involvement in our daily lives.

    It will continue until we say enough is enough.

    On the Federal level, NHTSA uses nothing more than extortion to achieve compliance at taxpayers expense again send the States the federal funds by population and distribute to local law enforcement agencies to address these serious offenses.

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