|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2013
|Contact: Sergeant L.A. Copponi
Sobriety Checkpoint Results - Amherst
During the hours of 9:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013 through 3:00 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013, in a combined effort, New Hampshire State Troopers from Troop B in Bedford and officers of the Amherst Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 101A in Amherst.
The checkpoint was authorized by an order of the Hillsborough Superior Court and conducted under guidelines promulgated by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.
A total of 157 vehicles and operators were contacted and screened. Along with numerous warnings, officers and Troopers issued one summons for an Unregistered Vehicle. Additionally, five (5) people were arrested for charges to include Possession of a Controlled Drug, Transportation of a Controlled Drug, Unlawful Possession of Alcohol and DWI.
New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn and Amherst Police Chief Mark O. Reams and the officers of their departments consider the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers to be a top priority. They will continue to collaborate and utilize sobriety checkpoints and other means to deter, detect and remove impaired drivers from New Hampshire's roadways.