A Sobriety Checkpoint will be in effect in Bristol County this Friday and Saturday.

Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, says the checkpoint will be implemented on a Public Way and operate during varied hours.

Alben says that while the checkpoint is in operation the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety.

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

Alben says the purpose of the checkpoint is to better educate motorists and strengthen public awareness of the need to detect and remove from our roadways motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.