KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — A sobriety checkpoint is coming up in Jefferson County.

First Sergeant M. A. Cole, District 1 Commander of the Kearneysville detachment of the West Virginia State Police tells
The Panhandle News Network a DUI checkpoint will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 6:00 P.M. to midnight on Route 51, near the intersection of Leetown Road in Jefferson County. The secondary location will be in the Shepherdstown area along Route 45, Martinsburg Pike, in in the 8000 block.

The primary purpose of the checkpoint is to educate the motoring public about the effects of driving impaired either by alcohol, drugs, or both. During the checkpoint, drivers will be checked for any other traffic infractions, as well. This project is funded through the Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention.