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The Commons
Town and Village

State police plan sobriety checkpoints during holidays

Originally published in The Commons issue #182 (Wednesday, December 12, 2012).

BRATTLEBORO—Vermont State Police from the Brattleboro barracks, in conjunction with local and county law enforcement agencies, will be conducting sobriety check points and saturation patrols in the Windham County area between Dec. 16 and Dec. 30.

State police say that Vermont has experienced 74 fatalities in 67 crashes this year.

“The scheduled checkpoint is an opportunity to use high visibility enforcement to turn the tide, across the state, in the number of traffic fatalities,” according to a press release announcing the statewide effort. “Using state and local data and working with others agencies, we can have an impact in Vermont in reducing crashes.”

Besides driving sober during the holidays, state police remind motorists to be aware of changing road conditions and to drive with extra caution during winter storms. For the latest information on road conditions, dial 511 or check

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