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Posted Friday, October 27th, 2017

Morris County authorities will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers this weekend in Chester Borough.

DWI CheckpointMorris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations John Speirs, and Chester Police Chief Thomas Williver announce the implementation of a joint Driving While Intoxicated checkpoint at a not-to-be-disclosed location in Chester this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29.

Law enforcement personnel from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Chester Police Department will conduct the checkpoint.Chester Police badge

DWI checkpoints result from grants the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has received from the State Division of Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The DWI Enforcement Grants are designed to establish checkpoints in cooperation with municipal police departments throughout Morris County.

The Prosecutor’s Office has set up sobriety checks in the past two years  in  Denville, Jefferson, Mount Olive, Randolph, Roxbury, and Washington Township. Further checkpoint dates and locations will be announced in the future.

Inquiries should be directed to Paul Merkler at [email protected]. or 973-285-6215 or First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Zelante at (973) 285-6200.