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Sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Jefferson

November 16, 2011

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police will be on the look-out for impaired drivers in Jefferson County on Friday, Dec. 2 starting at 9 p.m., police said in a news release.

State police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department will set up a sobriety checkpoint that evening near Rippon, W.Va. on W.Va. 340 south, just north of the intersection with Wheatland Road.

The checkpoint will last until 3 a.m. Dec. 3, police said.

A secondary location will be along U.S. 51 (Middleway Pike) near Leetown Road, near Charles Town, police said in the release.

Police set up checkpoints to educate the public about the effects of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

During the checkpoint, drivers will also be checked for any other traffic infractions.

Funding for the project is through the Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention, the release said.

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