|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2014
|Contact: Sergeant Steven Callinan
Sobriety Checkpoint - Londonderry
Colonel Robert Quinn, Director of the New Hampshire State Police, and Chief William Hart of the Londonderry Police Department announce that during the weekend of July 18, 2014, State Police Troopers from Troop B in Bedford and officers of the Londonderry Police Department will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint in Londonderry, NH.
The checkpoint is authorized by the Rockingham 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 Londonderry 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 the impaired driver.
Updated July 19, 2014
During the hours of 9:00 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2014, through 3:00 a.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014, New Hampshire State Troopers from Troop B in Bedford and officers of the Londonderry Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 102 in Londonderry.
The checkpoint was authorized by an order of the Rockingham Superior Court and conducted under guidelines promulgated by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.
A total of 218 vehicles and operators were screened. Numerous warnings and one summons for child restraint were issued. Five people were arrested for charges including felony possession of a controlled drug, misdemeanor possession of a controlled drug, and minor in possession of alcohol.
New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn and Londonderry Police Chief William Hart 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.