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Middlesex County Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled for Thanksgiving Weekend

Massachusetts State Police announce when drunk driver checkpoints will be set up in Middlesex County.

Massachusetts State Police will set up sobriety checkpoints somewhere in Middlesex County over Thanksgiving weekend, from Friday, Nov. 23 into Saturday. Nov. 24.

The state police say the purpose for the checkpoints "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.  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."

Walthamguy November 20, 2012 at 08:17 AM
Sounds wonderful, I'm all for drunk drivers staying off the roads 365 days a year! What I can't help but wonder about is how much this "noble initiative" might be more of a farce for State troopers to get more overtime pay to boost their pensions? At a deeper level of concern, unless there is evidence of erratic driving (i.e. reasonable cause) how does this differ from gestapo check points?

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