The Massachusetts State Police will conduct a DUI sobriety checkpoint on a secondary state highway in Essex County, on Saturday, August 29, into Sunday, August 30th. At these checkpoints, officers are allowed to stop briefly check motorists for signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication or other illegal activity.
According to the Mass. State Police, the police will conduct the checkpoint during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured and any inconveniences to drivers will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety.
The Mass. State Police will conduct a similar DUI checkpoint in Plymouth County on Saturday, September 5th into Sunday, September 6, 2009.