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For Immediate Release
June 19, 2017
For more information contact:
SSGT Charles Johnston, Assistant Troop Commander, Troop D

Sobriety Checkpoint, Chichester

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 Chichester.

A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operate 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 conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint in the Chichester area commencing the week of June 18.

The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to deter, 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.

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