A "Sobriety Checkpoint" will be in effect in Bristol County this weekend.

Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that the “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented on a public way this Saturday and will be in effect until Sunday.

State Police say it will operate during varied hours, that the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized, and safety will be assured.

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

State Police say the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness of the need to detect and remove motorists from our roadways who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.