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Friday Sobriety Checkpoint Planned

Newtown police announce date of sobriety checkpoint.

A sobriety checkpoint designed to deter driving under the influence is planned for Fri., Dec. 16 somewhere in town, Newtown police said.

Officials periodically hold these checkpoints throughout the year with funding coming from the Federal Highway Safety Program, which covers 75-percent of the operational expense of the program.

Motorists traveling in both directions will be stopped and briefly interviewed to determine whether they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

typically issue a press release in advance of the checkpiont in an effort to alert drivers about the DUI enforcement as a way to deter them from the behavior, officials said.

While police will alert drivers to the day of the checkpoint, officials do not say where the enforcement will take place, except it will be on some roadway in Newtown.

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