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DUI Checkpoint is on for Overnight Through Saturday

Police announce a checkpoint somewhere in town on Saturday.

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.

Susan Joy August 19, 2011 at 02:00 PM
I am not sure drivers need to know. Drivers should always have the perception that they will be caught if they drink and drive thus not to drink and get behind a wheel. I am sure with the announcement there will still be drivers who will be caught with DUI. I am happy to hear this is being done at this time of year and on a Saturday,
Sam Mihailoff August 19, 2011 at 02:11 PM
A few years back there was one of these check-points on a Saturday during the day on Mile Hill. My elderly sweet mother immediately "busted me" when I was asked if I had anything to drink. I said "no" and Mom, the God-fearing soul piped up "tell the truth, yes you did" which of course peaked the cop's curiosity. "Mom, I don't think he's talking about coffee at breakfast!!!"
yoda August 19, 2011 at 02:26 PM
Be safe Newtown Police Officers, still cleaning up, from the sewers backing up at your dept???
Alex Tytler August 19, 2011 at 03:23 PM
This is Gestapo like tactics, a fishing expedition. What happened to the 4 th amendment??? The checkpoint is going to be on the exit 11 on/off ramp to I-84.
yoda August 19, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Great job- Officers Figol & McCarthy with the explorers program, teaching the kids to direct traffic, will they be taking over the road jobs?
Judy Vetare August 19, 2011 at 07:04 PM
That's awful.
Swami August 19, 2011 at 07:44 PM
Time to start treating cell phone driving law breakers the same as DWIs, some of these idiots are just as dangerous.
yoda August 19, 2011 at 09:28 PM
Sorry Sully, Officers are busy mopping up the dept bathrooms!!! Try back at a later date.

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