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Coventry Police Schedule Friday DUI Checkpoint

The checkpoint is slated for Boston Turnpike.

The Coventry Police Department, along with other local officers in the Metro Traffic Services network, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Boston Turnpike starting Friday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m.

The checkpoint is scheduled to run until 2 a.m. Saturday.

Traffic in both directions will be affected, police said.

The checkpoint is being funded by a grant from the state Department of Transportation.

Metro Traffic Services is made up of officers from the Coventry, Enfield, South Windsor, Windsor, Windsor Locks, East Windsor, Manchester, Glastonbury and Vernon police departments.

Chris Dehnel November 27, 2012 at 05:48 PM
PR is a quirky requirement of the grant.
North Tolland November 28, 2012 at 12:26 AM
The PR part is for deterrence. They'll mostly catch people who don't read the news.
Chris Dehnel November 28, 2012 at 01:25 AM
North Tolland reminded me of a funny story. A few years, ago, Troop C called in a mild panic and asked us at the newspaper if we could sneak in a news brief on a seat belt check because the PR aspect was overlooked. We ran it. The next morning, the beat reporter who wrote the brief was the first one pulled over while driving to the barracks.
North Tolland November 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Hahaah. Well there goes my theory :)
Chris Dehnel November 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Nah, that was an exception, so it is still a sound one.

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