The Massachusetts State Police have planned a sobriety checkpoint for Friday, July 30, 2010, which will continue into Saturday, July 31, 2010. This roadblock will take place during varied hours on a secondary state highway in Middlesex County. Middlesex County is the largest county in Massachusetts, and includes Burlington, Cambridge, Concord, Framingham, Natick, Newton, Somerville, Lowell, Wakefield, and Waltham.
The State Police often team up with local law enforcement officers when conducting these sobriety checkpoints. Portable breath testing equipment and mobile facilities for booking arrestees are deployed at the scene. Federal grant funding is often used, as part of the nationwide “over the limit, under arrest” mobilization. The State Police are dedicating additional resources toward detecting drivers who may be under the influence of drugs as well as alcohol. The State Police have been training a number of drug recognition experts, or DRE’s, to detect drug impairment.
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