It's been a few months since the summer time, but the Waterbury Police Department has just announced that they are going to resume regular DUI Sobriety and Safety Checkpoints in the city.

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The first one of the winter is going to be happening this evening, Friday, January 15, in the city's east end. This DUI Sobriety and Safety Checkpoint is being conducted in conjunction with the Waterbury Police Department - Traffic Services and the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. The checkpoint will be happening tonight between the hours of 8 PM and 1 AM in the area of 3670 East Main Street.

This checkpoint is going to be located on the Waterbury/Cheshire town line, right in front of the strip mall that houses a couple of my favorite places: Tiramisu Restaurant and Cheshire Coffee. This is also a very busy stretch of road due to Costco and Kohl's, and it's right up the street from Blackie's. If you're coming in from Cheshire into Waterbury this evening on East Main Street, expect to be delayed after 8 PM.

Under the State of Connecticut's Implied Consent Law, any person who operates a motor vehicle is presumed to give his or her consent to a test to determine blood alcohol concentration. You are legally considered intoxicated if your blood alcohol concentration is above .08. If you are under the legal drinking age of 21, you are considered legally intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration of .02.

Just don't drink and drive, it's not worth it.

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