|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Contact: Sergeant Steven Callinan
|July 28, 2014
Sobriety Checkpoint - Amherst
Colonel Robert Quinn, Director of the New Hampshire State Police, and Chief Mark Reams of the Amherst Police Department announce that during the weekend of August 1, 2014, State Police Troopers from Troop B in Bedford and officers of the Amherst Police Department will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint in Amherst, New Hampshire.
The checkpoint is authorized by the Hillsborough County Superior Court, and will be conducted under guidelines promulgated by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.
The New Hampshire State Police and the Amherst Police consider the identification and apprehension of impaired drivers and enforcement of the Driving While Intoxicated statutes to be a top priority. Sobriety checkpoints are one of the best methods of deterring impaired drivers.
Updated August 2, 2014
During the hours of 9:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2014, through 3:00 a.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014, 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 241 vehicles and operators were screened. Seven people were arrested for charges including DWI and possession controlled drug.
New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn, Amherst Police Chief Mark 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.