August 22, 2012
Bedford Sobriety Checkpoint
Colonel Robert Quinn, Director of the New Hampshire State Police, and Chief John J. Bryfonski of the Bedford Police Department announce that during the weekend of August 24, 2012, State Police Troopers from Troop B in Bedford and officers of the Bedford Police Department will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint in Bedford, 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 Bedford Police Department 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 the impaired driver.
August 26, 2012 - UPDATE
During the hours of 9:00 p.m., Saturday August 25, 2012 through 3:00 a.m., Sunday, August 26, 2012, New Hampshire State Troopers from Troop B in Bedford and officers of the Bedford Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 101 in Bedford. 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 268 vehicles and operators were screened. Along with numerous warnings, troopers and officers arrested 11 persons. All persons arrested were later released on bail. They face arraignment at a later date in the 9th Circuit Court District Division in Merrimack.
New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn and Bedford Police Chief John Bryfonski 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.