Massachusetts State Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County This Weekend

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.
The Massachusetts State Police will hold a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County.

The checkpoint will be held Friday, June 27 into Saturday, June 28 on a public way within Middlesex County. 

According to State Police, the purpose of the checkpoint 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."
Frank Mulligan June 25, 2014 at 06:22 PM
State Police should'nt TELL anyone were the check points are. SAFETY comes FIRST, NOT DRUNKS.
Martin Wright June 25, 2014 at 07:56 PM
Anybody with a brain knows that as long as there are people, cars, and booze, drinking and driving will never end. So, they've turned it into a huge money-making business now. I got stopped at a road block and it destroyed my life. And once you pay all the fees and endure the two-year probation, if you think it ends there, it does not. You pay for the rest of your life. Footnote: I'm never driving a car again, and that's mostly out of fear.
Walter White June 26, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Martin...the road block didn't destroy your life...it may have saved others lives. You destroyed your own life by drinking and driving..be glad that you got caught before something worse happened.
cindy June 26, 2014 at 08:13 PM
I have to move out of this State. It's ok for the State police to fish for drunk drivers but not to send illegal aliens back to their third world countries? So tired of the double standard of this State.
GMan Extreme June 26, 2014 at 08:57 PM
Martin, are you insane? You knowingly chose to drink and drive and you're blaming the checkpoint? I hope you really never drive a car again! Cindy, if you really have a problem with the occasional announced checkpoint that will get drunks off the road possibly saving lives, then do leave the state. I have zero tolerance for anyone stupid and irresponsible enough to get behind the wheel while impaired putting others lives in jeopardy. Anyone here who thinks this is ok is obviously also impaired, but on a full-time basis.


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