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Orange Police to Set Up Sobriety Checkpoint

The joint effort with the Woodbridge Police Department aims to kick summer off on safe note.


Through a combination of publicity, prevention and enforcement, the Orange Police Department hopes to keep the traveling public safe this summer.

As part of their effort, the Orange and Woodbridge police departments will be conducting a joint sobriety checkpoint on June 30 in the Town of Orange. This comes on the heels of , as part of the existing Amity Regional Traffic Enforcement agreement.

“As the summer season begins it is our hope to start the summer off safely for the motoring public through publicity, prevention and enforcement," said Orange Police Chief Robert Gagne. "Under a grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, both departments will be supplementing our efforts against drunk driving with designated patrols and checkpoints throughout the year. We encourage the public to make plans in advance for designated drivers or other accommodations to ensure safe travel for all persons using the roadways.”

Both departments stress the importance of not getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle if you are under the influence. "Don't become another statistic," they advise.

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