The Massachusetts State police will be implementing a sobriety checkpoint in Bristol County this weekend.

Colonel Timothy Alben, Superintendent of the State Police, says the checkpoint will be implemented on a  public way during varied hours.

Alben says vehicle selection won't be arbitrary, inconveniences to motorists will be minimized, and safety will be assured.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to educate and strengthen the public's awareness of the need to remove intoxicated motorists from roadways.

The checkpoint began Friday and will last into Saturday according a press release from the State Police.

The checkpoint was made possible by a grant from the state's Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.