On Sept 7, the Newtown Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on a designated road in Newtown. One supervisor and six officers from the Newtown Police Department will man the checkpoint. Also, one Connecticut State Police Supervisor and five Connecticut State Troopers will be manning the checkpoint in a joint effort to detect any motorist who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while operating a motor vehicle within the town of Newtown.
Both lanes of traffic on the designated road will be stopped. The driver of any motor vehicle will be briefly interviewed to determine if they may have ingested alcohol or drugs prior to driving. Violations of other motor vehicle laws will also be enforced, such as driving without a seatbelt, suspended licenses, etc.
The checkpoint is 75% funded though a CT DOT grant.