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Sobriety checkpoint scheduled Friday in Martinsburg

June 28, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Friday night along Edwin Miller Boulevard beginning at 6 p.m., State Police First Sgt. E.D. Widmeyer announced Monday.

The Martinsburg Police Department is expected to assist with the checkpoint, which is set to be staged near Williamsport Pike until midnight, Widmeyer said in a news release.

A secondary checkpoint location along U.S. 11 near Musselman Drive in Inwood, W.Va., also was identified in the news release. The checkpoint will end at 11:59 p.m. Friday.

The primary purpose of the checkpoint is to educate motorists about the effects of driving impaired either by alcohol, drugs or both, Widmeyer said in the news release. Drivers will be checked for any other traffic infractions as well.

The checkpoint is funded through the Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention.

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