State Police alerting drivers of sobriety checkpoint in Hampden County

Checkpoint will be in place from December 2 to December 3.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – State Police are alerting drivers in western Massachusetts about their plan to set up a sobriety checkpoint this weekend.

State Police Colonel Richard McKeon said it’ll take place somewhere in Hampden County beginning Friday and will continue into Saturday.  It will be operated during varied hours and the selection of vehicles will not be random.

McKeon said the purpose of sobriety checkpoint is to educate drivers and strengthen public awareness to the need of finding and removing drivers who operate under the influence from the roads.