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Massachusetts State Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Norfolk County this Weekend

Massachusetts State Police will run extra safety checks on vehicles in the area on Friday, Aug. 3 into Saturday, Aug. 4.

For the second time in three weeks, the Massachusetts State Police have planned a sobriety checkpoint for Norfolk County, according to a press release issued this week.

"The purpose 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," Colonel Timothy P. Alben, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, said in a press release sent out Monday. 

The checkpoint, scheduled for this weekend, will be operated during varied hours on an unspecified motorway within Norfolk County, including Sharon, from Friday, Aug. 3 into Saturday, Aug. 4.

"The selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety," Alben said in the press release. 

The sobriety checkpoint is funded in part through a grant by the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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