Monday, December 31, 2012
Massachusetts State Police and local police departments will be out this holiday weekend looking for drunk, impaired and dangerous drivers.
Drunk driving arrests by Massachusetts State Police increased by 30 percent or more than 1,100 drivers, said Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Colonel Timothy Allen at a press conference outside of Massachusetts State Police headquarters in Framingham Friday morning. As of yesterday, Dec. 27, Massachusetts State Police had arrested 4,866 individuals and charged them with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. In 2011, Massachusetts State Police arrested 3,728 individuals. medfield Massachusetts State Police and local police departments will be out in force this holiday weekend looking for drunk, impaired and dangerous drivers on the roads, as part of their Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign. …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this weekend to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Norfolk County on Friday night into Saturday morning.
The State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoint in Norfolk County on Friday night (August 3) into Saturday morning (August 4). In a press release this week, Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, said the purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. The sobriety checkpoint will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety. The effort will be funded by a grant …
Monday, October 17, 2011
251 recruits are the first new ones since 2006, Globe reports.
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Motorists using Route 1 and Interstate 95 in Sharon could see new state troopers before long. State Police are training 251 recruits, their first new ones since 2006, The Boston Globe reports today. "People will see more police officers on the road," Colonel Marian McGovern, State Police superintendent, told the Globe. "We’re going to be able to take care of the issues that have been important to us all along, and that's aggressive drivers out there, impaired operators, and distracted operators."