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For Immediate Release
July 12, 2019
For more information contact:
Sgt. Sean Eaton

DWI Saturation Patrol, Nashua

On Friday, July 12, 2019 the New Hampshire State Police Troop B Barracks in conjunction with the Nashua Police Department conducted a DWI Saturation Patrol throughout the Nashua area. DWI Saturation Patrols are an initiative approved by the NH Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and they are supported by federal highway safety funds.

On this night, State Troopers and Nashua Police Officers stopped a total of 144 vehicles which resulted in 6 arrests and a combination of citations and warnings for a variety of different hazardous moving violations. One of these stops was for an individual traveling in excess of 100MPH. An additional 6 motorists were administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and determined to be fit to drive.

Persons charged included:

John Ritt, Age 33
No Fixed Address
Charge: Driving While Intoxicated/Impaired

Jasmine Ulloa, Age 25
Manchester, NH
Charge: Operating on Suspended Registrations, Operating on Suspended License, Bench Warrant

Julianna Wessels, Age 25
Merrimack, NH
Charge: Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated/Impaired

Dean Zimmerman, Age 28
Nashua, NH
Charge: Driving While Intoxicated/Impaired

Derek Protasiewicz, Age 31
Randolph, NJ
Charge: Driving While Intoxicated/Impaired

Leonardo Barbanti, Age 23
Lowell, MA
Charge: Operating Without a Valid License

The New Hampshire State Police will continue to work collaboratively with the Nashua Police Department and other local jurisdictions in order to take an aggressive stance in apprehending persons who drive while impaired. New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive impaired driving laws in the country and the law enforcement community will use those tools to their fullest extent to make sure our citizens and visitors are safe when operating their vehicles on our roadways.

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