December 26, 2012
C.A.R.E. Life Saver Weekends
State Police Director Colonel Robert Quinn announces the enforcement efforts of State Troopers during the two recent Operation C.A.R.E. Life Saver Weekends. The State Police want to thank all those who traveled safely and courteously and regrets to announce that there were 2 fatal motor vehicle crashes during this period.
Beginning Friday, December 14, 2012 through Sunday, December 16, 2012 and Friday, December 21, 2012 through Monday December 24, 2012, troopers maintained a highly visible presence throughout the State to ensure safe holiday travel making a total of 3,960 vehicle stops, which included 834 citations for speeding and 2,476 warnings. There were also 98 citations issued for hazardous violations and 34 for Driving after Suspension. Additionally, 98 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 58 DUI arrests made, 14 of which were Aggravated or Subsequent offenses.
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 efforts to reduce collisions during the upcoming New Year’s holiday weekend.