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By Marc Munroe Dion
Herald News Staff Reporter
Posted Oct 21, 2008 @ 06:38 PM

Bristol County drivers who tend to drink more than they should before getting behind the wheel are much more likely to pay the price Friday and Saturday when Massachusetts State Police will be manning a "sobriety checkpoint" somewhere in the county.
Colonel Mark F. Delaney, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a "sobriety checkpoint" will be implemented by the State Police on a secondary state highway. According to Delaney, the purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public's awareness to the need of detecting and removing motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from the roadways. Delaney said the checkpoint will operate during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconvenience to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety.
Money for the checkpoint comes from a grant from the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
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