August 18, 2009
Sobriety Checkpoint in Conway
As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the New Hampshire State Police in cooperation with the Conway Police Department 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 deterring, 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 the checkpoints.
A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operate motor vehicles has resulted in a number of deaths and personal injury accidents. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads in Conway, the New Hampshire State Police Troop E, along with the Conway Police Department and the Carroll County Sheriffs Office, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the Conway area during the week of August 18, 2009.
Troop E Commander Lieutenant Scott J. Carr, Conway Police Chief Edward Wagner, and Carroll County Sheriff Christopher Conley 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.
August 22, 2009 - UPDATE
On August 21, 2009, New Hampshire State Police Troop E, in conjunction with Conway Police Department, and Carroll County Sheriffs Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 16 in Conway. During the checkpoint, law enforcement screened a total of 414 vehicles and 3 subjects were arrested.