Sobriety checkpoint set for Friday

The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 2, on Route 219 north of Elkins.

The focus of this checkpoint is driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement. Other enforcement activities may be conducted with the police focusing on reckless driving, speeding and seat belt violations.

The WVSP encourages the public to use the state police *SP (*77) system to report drunk drivers, reckless driving, stranded motorist and criminal violations. By dialing *SP on a cellular telephone, motorists can contact the nearest state police detachment.

For more information about this checkpoint, call First Sgt. J.B. Utt at the Elkins detachment of the WVSP.