The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday, April 25, in front of Waybright Funeral Home in Ripley.

An alternate checkpoint site has been designated along Ripley Road in front of the West Virginia State Police Detachment outside of Ripley.

The focus of the checkpoint is driving under the influence enforcement, the WVSP said in a released statement. 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 *77 system to report drunken drivers, reckless driving, stranded motorists, and criminal violations. By dialing *77 on a hands-free cellular device, motorists can contact the nearest state police detachment.