State police will implement a “sobriety checkpoint” on a public way in Essex County this weekend.

The purpose is to further educate drivers and strengthen public awareness of the dangers of drunken or drugged driving.

The checkpoint will run during varied hours Saturday, Aug. 10, into Sunday, Aug. 11. This is the second weekend in a row that state police are conducting a checkpoint in Essex County.

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 checkpoint is made possible through a grant provided by the Highway Safety Division of the state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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