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For Immediate Release
June 7, 2017
For more information contact:
Staff Sergeant Victor G. Muzzey

Sobriety Checkpoint, New Hampton

In a continued effort to decrease the incidents of drinking and driving, the New Hampshire State Police applied for and was granted a Superior Court Order to conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint. The Sobriety Checkpoint is an effective method of detecting and apprehending impaired drivers. The program, approved by the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support this checkpoint, which will be conducted in the town of New Hampton.

A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operate motor vehicles has resulted in a consistent number of deaths and personal injury accidents. The number of Driving Under the Influence arrests made in the Lakes Region continues to be high. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads in the area, the New Hampshire State Police, Troop F, in conjunction with the New Hampton Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the town of New Hampton during the week of June 9, 2017 through June 18, 2017.

The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver. Lieutenant Gary Prince, Commander-Troop F, has taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving while intoxicated and this Sobriety Checkpoint is one of the tools that are utilized in that effort.

A Press Conference will be held at the New Hampton Public Safety Complex located at 24 Intervale Drive, in New Hampton, New Hampshire on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 3:00p.m.

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