Police to conduct a DUI sobriety checkpoint on Main Street

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Police are cracking down on drunk drivers with a DUI checkpoint on Main Street (Route 25) late this Saturday evening into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Though Chief John Salvatore directed his officers to conduct a checkpoint with the primary purpose of detection and apprehension of intoxicated drivers, police remind people that officers will actively enforce other Connecticut laws.

This includes speed limits, distracted driving, seatbelt requirements and aggressive driving throughout the checkpoint, which will be set up in the area of 234 Main St.

“Aggressive driving, following too closely and excessive speed along with
failing to utilize safety restraints needlessly claim the lives of motorists on
Connecticut roadways every year,” police said in a news release. “We will continue to utilize marked and unmarked patrol vehicles as well as other resources at our disposal to identify those operators that violate these laws and will take strict enforcement action against them in order to ensure public safety on roadways.

For information, call the Monroe Police Department at 261-3622.

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