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

The Massachusetts State Police will hold a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County.

The checkpoint will be held Saturday, June 7 into Sunday, June 8 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."
joanne ryan June 04, 2014 at 07:34 PM
FW311F black F150 Ford pickup, drives around with a ice cooler in front of seat always has open can when driving through center of town of Billerica, ma cops said he lost his license 2x for DUI.
John Woodward June 05, 2014 at 03:22 PM
What part of the 4th amendment does the law agency not understand? Because they require no suspicion or a warrant, these searches are unethical and unconstitutional. The real question is, will anybody do anything about agencies overstepping their boundaries?
francis soyer June 06, 2014 at 01:10 PM
You're wrong on the part about the roadblocks being unconstitutional. It's been argued before and each time it comes down to this: if the law-enforcement agency lets the public know that a sobriety checkpoint is going to be held then it is perfectly legal. The "right" to drive is not a right. It is a privilege. If people are afraid of a checkpoint the solution is easy. Don't drink and drive! My right to life, liberty and happiness (bill of rights) trumps peoples "privilege" to drive; sober or cocked!


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