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Press Release Essex County Sobriety Checkpoint

For immediate release:
5/07/2018
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • Massachusetts State Police - Office of Media Relations
  • Massachusetts State Police - Office of Media Relations

Media Contact for Essex County Sobriety Checkpoint

Massachusetts State Police - Office of Media Relations

Sobriety Checkpoint

Essex CountyFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 7, 2018

CONTACT:

State Police Office of Media Relations

Daytime: 7am.-11pm. (508) 820-2623

Nights & Weekends: (508) 820-2121

STATE POLICE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT

Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in the Counties named below.  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.  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.

THANKS TO A GRANT PROVIDED BY THE HIGHWAY SAFETY DIVISION OF THE MASSACHUSETTS EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY,

A “SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT” WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNTIES LISTED BELOW:

COUNTY:        DATE:

Essex            Saturday May 12, 2018 into Sunday May 13, 2018

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Media Contact for Essex County Sobriety Checkpoint

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Massachusetts State Police - Office of Media Relations 

The Massachusetts State Police Office of Media Relations is assigned to the Office of the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. The office is responsible for providing the public timely and accurate information regarding the mission of the State Police and the Department’s law enforcement and crime prevention efforts, response to critical incidents, and public safety and security operations. We issue news releases, hold press conferences, provide spokespersons, and disseminate news through social media to ensure that the public is aware of our activities and services.

Massachusetts State Police - Office of Media Relations 

The Massachusetts State Police Office of Media Relations is assigned to the Office of the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. The office is responsible for providing the public timely and accurate information regarding the mission of the State Police and the Department’s law enforcement and crime prevention efforts, response to critical incidents, and public safety and security operations. We issue news releases, hold press conferences, provide spokespersons, and disseminate news through social media to ensure that the public is aware of our activities and services.

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