November 26, 2012
Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Safety
State Police Director Colonel Robert Quinn announces the enforcement efforts of State Troopers during the recent Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. The State Police are pleased to announce that there were no fatal motor vehicle collisions and want to thank all those who traveled safely and courteously.
Beginning Wednesday November 21, 2012 through Sunday November 25, 2012, State Troopers maintained a highly visible presence throughout the State to ensure safe holiday travel making a total of 3914 vehicle stops, which included 1009 citations for speeding and 2251 warnings. There were also 117 citations issued for hazardous violations and 29 for Driving after Suspension. Additionally, 83 other criminal arrests were made during this time period.
Highly trained State Troopers were also assigned throughout the state to detect and apprehend impaired drivers. As a result of their enforcement efforts there were a total of 31 DWI arrests made.
Several erratic and impaired operators were identified and apprehended as a result of phone calls by responsible citizens reporting their unsafe and erratic operation. The men and women of the State Police appreciate the public's assistance in removing impaired drivers from our roadways.
The New Hampshire State Police are committed to ensuring safe travel throughout the state and will continue our efforts to reduce collisions in the upcoming holiday season.