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July 10, 2012

Fourth of July Weekend Highway Safety Efforts

The Operation C.A.R.E. holiday weekend traffic enforcement effort conducted by the State Police has come to a successful conclusion.  During the extended holiday period that began on Wednesday July 4, 2012 at 0001 AM and ended on Sunday July 8, 2012 at 2359 PM, the State Police logged a total of 65 motor vehicle accidents throughout the state with 0 fatalities.

Troopers also monitored speed through the use of radar, laser, and aircraft and worked extra patrols looking for alcohol and drug impaired drivers.  State Police Colonel Robert Quinn said the Operation C.A.R.E. holiday weekend enforcement effort recorded the following:

  • 2755 Vehicle stops
  • 27 DWI arrests
  • 901 Speed court summonses
  • 118 Other court
  • 1539 Warnings
  • 39 Defective equipment tags
  • 2 Seatbelt Warnings
  • 2 Seatbelt Citations
  • 63 Criminal Arrests
  • 15 Suspensions

Colonel Robert Quinn states the NH State Police will continue to operate similar holiday weekend traffic enforcement efforts to promote and emphasize the importance of highway safety.  So far this year there have been further reductions in highway deaths in New Hampshire and these special enforcement efforts are intended as part of an ongoing campaign to save lives.

 

   
 
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