THIS WEEKEND: State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Or Around Wilmington On November 27-28

BOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Saturday, November 27, 2021 into Sunday, November 28, 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. Just because the Supreme Court ruled in favor of these type of checkpoints doesn’t mean that are right! Law Enforcement already has enough tools to do their job ie probable cause, and pull drivers over for different offenses. The money should be used for treatment of addiction issues. Stiffer penalties is a better way to address DWI. But NHTSA, BIG INSURANCE, BIG RMV and $$$ for local and state law enforcement trumps, our individual rights as law abiding citizens. BTW I know and support the Wilmington and Tewksbury Police Departments in every annual budget etc. They do an excellent job.

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