Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint during some period starting from midnight tonight through the end of day Saturday, Aug. 20, officials have announced.
Motorists traveling in both directions of the checkpoint will be stopped and interviewed to determine if those motorists are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.
Police do not make public where and exactly when the checkpoint will occur, except to say that it will be along some road in town and sometime on Saturday.
The checkpoint and its promotion is intended to deter drivers from driving under the influence both by increasing the level of DUI enforcement and perception that drivers will be caught.
Funding for the checkout comes from a grant from the Federal Highway Safety Program, which will cover 75-percent of the allowable operational expense of the checkpoint.