Vermont State Police and other law enforcement agencies have begun conducting sobriety and vehicle safety checkpoints within Caledonia and Essex counties.
Between Sunday, May 20, and June 3, an aggressive effort will be made to identify impaired drivers. Troopers, sheriff’s deputies and local officers will also be enforcing seatbelt, child restraint and other motor vehicle laws during the checkpoints.
So far this year, Vermont has had 30 highway fatalities in 25 crashes, roughly double the number from this time last year. Police say they hope the checkpoints will help to turn the tide across the state in the number of traffic deaths.