July 7, 2009
Sobriety Checkpoint in Seabrook
As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the New Hampshire State Police, in cooperation with the Seabrook Police Department and Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, applied for, and was granted, a Superior Court Petition to conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint. The “Sobriety Checkpoint” is one of the most effective methods of detecting and apprehending the impaired driver. The program, approved by the NH Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support this checkpoint.
A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operate motor vehicles has resulted in an alarming number of deaths and personal injury accidents. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads in Seabrook, the New Hampshire State Police - Troop A along with the Seabrook Police Department and the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the Seabrook area during the week of July 6, 2009.
The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver. Troop A Commander Lieutenant David Parenteau, Seabrook Police Chief Patrick Manthorn, and Rockingham County Sheriff Dan Linehan have 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.