State Police Operate Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

An undisclosed public way within Essex County will be utilized as a driver sobriety checkpoint by Massachusetts State Police on Friday and into Saturday.

The periodic checkpoints are conducted by state police under a grant provided by the Highway Safety division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, according to a spokesperson for Colonel Timothy P. Alben, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police.

“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,” the spokesperson said. “It will be operated during varied hours, 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.”

2 thoughts on “State Police Operate Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

  1. How about a checkpoint to see if State Troopers are sober on the job?
    Or if they are even on the job when they’re suppose to be?
    Let’s not forget one of Haverhill’s finest…John Rogers!!!! Johnny was sleeping 5-6 hours a night at his girlfriend’s house when he was suppose to working. It’s pretty safe to say Staties are doing the same thing, isn’t it?

    • If the checkpoint is in Haverhill, past precedence has shown that when the rule of law is applied, it really ends up being “who” you are as to whether or not “the law” applies all. Equality for all! #sarcasm