A “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be operating in Bristol County this weekend.

Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that the checkpoint will be implemented on a Public Way Friday into Saturday.

State Police say it will be operated during varied hours, vehicle selection will not be arbitrary, any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety, and safety will be assured.

The stated purpose of the "Sobriety Checkpoint" to further educate the motoring public and strengthen awareness of the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways.

The checkpoint is being funded through a grant provided by the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.