July 28, 2008
Sobriety Checkpoint in Bow
As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the New Hampshire State applied for, and was granted, a Superior Court Petition to conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint. The "Sobriety Checkpoint" is the most effective method of detecting and apprehending the impaired operator.
The program, approved by the NH Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support these checkpoints.
A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operator motor vehicles has resulted in an alarming number of deaths and personal injury accidents. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads, the New Hampshire State Police, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the town of Bow during the week of July 27, 2008.
The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver. The New Hampshire State Police has taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving when intoxicated. New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive laws in the country to fight the intoxicated driver and the law enforcement community will use those tools to their full extent.