Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled for Thanksgiving Weekend

State police on the lookout for people drinking and driving.

he Massachusetts State Police will be conducting a motor vehicle sobriety checkpoint Friday, Nov. 23 into Saturday, Nov. 24, somewhere within Middlesex County, according to a state police press release.

Police will be stopping vehicles to find potentially drunk drivers between somewhere in Middlesex County, which includes Burlington. As is normal practice, police do not disclose the hours or locations of the checkpoints.

"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," a State Police statement reads.

"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," the release states.


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