CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint this week.

A press release from the WVSP reveals that checkpoint will occur from 8 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. the following day.

The primary location will be Rt. 51 near the intersection of Leetown Road.

The secondary location is set for the 8000 block of Martinsburg
Pike, Route 45, in the Shepherdstown area of Jefferson County.

West Virginia State Police First Sergeant Jonathan A. Meeks tells the Panhandle News Network, “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 thecheckpoint, drivers will be checked for any other traffic infractions, as well,” according to Sgt. Meeks,

The project is funded through the Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention.