The following press release was provided by the Farmington Police Department.
In an ongoing effort to keep our streets safe, the Farmington Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint on Sept. 6, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Route 4 at Westerberg Drive.
Our goal is to prevent the deaths, injuries, and property damage caused by drunk drivers. Sobriety checkpoints allow officers to intervene by arresting DUI drivers prior to them becoming involved in an accident.
Impaired driving puts everyone on the road in danger. We are doing everything we can to ensure that motorists have a safe place to live and drive. The checkpoint will be clearly marked and vehicles will be selected to move through the check lanes on a pre- determined basis to ensure objectivity and timeliness.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Connecticut State Department of Transportation. The Farmington Police Department is working in partnership with the North Central Traffic Enforcement Team (NCTE) to educate the community on traffic safety issues and to help prevent DUI related traffic issues. The North Central Traffic Team consists of the following towns: Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, Farmington, Simsbury, Suffield, Windsor and Windsor Locks. Each of the member towns may have officers participating in the sobriety checkpoint listed above and Farmington officers will be assisting those towns when they have their sobriety checkpoints.