THIS WEEKEND: State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Or Around Wilmington On May 1-2

BOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Saturday, May 1, 2021 into Sunday, May 2, 2021.

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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  1. I am a proponent of Law enforcement but whether sobriety checkpoints are funded through a grant provided by the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security or by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the Federal level. This is nothing more than extortion using the word grant instead. Law Enforcement already has enough tools to pull someone over and catch alleged drunk drivers. The funds could be used for educational and treatment programs to help those that have alcohol and drug addictions. Also, eliminate these two departments and let the workers with seniority transfer to other State or Federal positions. Lastly, even tho the Supreme Court has ruled checkpoints constitutional. Many of We The People know it’s really a money grab under the guise of public safety.

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