|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lieutenant Gregory Ferry
|August 2, 2013
Sobriety Checkpoint - Bow
As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the New Hampshire State Police applied for, and was granted, an order from the Merrimack County Superior Court to conduct a "Sobriety Checkpoint." The Sobriety Checkpoint is the most effective method of detecting and apprehending the impaired operator.
The program, approved by the NH Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support these checkpoints, which will be conducted in the Town of Bow.
A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operator motor vehicles has resulted in an alarming number of deaths and personal injury accidents. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads, the New Hampshire State Police will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the Bow area the week of August 4, 2013.
The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver. The New Hampshire State Police has taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving when intoxicated. New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive laws in the country to fight the intoxicated driver and the law enforcement community will use those tools to their full extent.
Updated August 10, 2013
On Saturday August 10, 2013, the New Hampshire State Police, Troop D, conducted a Safety and Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 3A in Bow. During the checkpoint, State Troopers screened a total of 235 vehicles, which yielded 12 arrests.
The arrests included one motorist for Aggravated DWI, one motorist for DWI subsequent, two motorists for DUI Drugs, three motorists for DWI, two subjects for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, two motorists for Possession of Drugs, one motorist for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without an Operators License, and three subjects were taken into protective custody. All subjects arrested are scheduled for arraignment in the Concord District Court.