Newtown police will be holding a sobriety checkpoint tonight into Sunday. While police did not disclose the exact location of the checkpoint, they do say motorists travelling in both directions will be stopped and briefly interviewed. During the DUI checkpoint, police will also be on the lookout for other motor vehicle violations ranging from cell phone use to seat belt violations.
Police say the special enforcement effort is one of three being held over the summer.
The first was during the 4th of July weekend. The Newtown Bee reports during that enforcement effort, 1 DUI arrest was made, 3 tickets were issued to people driving with a suspended license and 1 speeding ticket. 8 infractions and 56 warnings were also issued.