Drinking and driving is deadly and illegal and never acceptable under any circumstances but Montvillians that choose to cross that line this weekend may just find themselves in handcuffs.
Local and state law enforcement is going hard this holiday weekend in drunk driving enforcement.
Montville Town Police will be conducting a tonight, Friday Aug. 31 and Saturday Sept. 1 in an undisclosed Montville location.
Police may receive possible assistance from other members in the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Traffic Enforcement team, according to Officer Robin Salvatore. Those towns include Stonington, Waterford, Clinton, East Lyme, Ledyard, Norwich, Groton Town and Groton City police departments.
According to Salvatore, the sobriety checkpoint is made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation under 2012 Comprehensive DUI Enforcement funds. Montville Town Police received approximately $74,200.00 in grant funding in 2012.
Last week's Montville Police checkpoint resulted in six DUI arrests including that of
And Connecticut State Police are stepping up DUI enforcement big-time with roving patrols on Routes 2 and 2a and Interstate 395 and sobriety checkpoints in areas of Route 2a and Route 32, Route 85 and Beckwith Road and Route 163 and Interstate 395.
CSP's mobil breath alcohol testing unit is being pressed into action, too, in the area of Route 163 and Interstate 395.