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For Immediate Release
July 4, 2020
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DUI Saturation Patrols, Greater Keene and Claremont, NH

In a continuing effort to combat the more than 10,000 deaths caused by DUI related crashes each year nationwide, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Nathan Noyes and Lt. Michael Kokoski, Commander of Troop C, announce that on Saturday, July 4th 2020 from 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM, Troopers conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol sponsored and funded by the New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety (OHS). The goal of the NH OHS is to reduce motor vehicle crashes and the resulting deaths, injuries and property damage.

The patrol was conducted in the greater Claremont and Keene areas in partnership with the city's respective police departments. During the patrol Troopers focused on apprehending impaired drivers, however all aspects of highway and public safety were addressed.

As a result of the effort of the six Troopers assigned to the patrol, a total of 60 motor vehicle stops for various motor vehicle violations were made. Additionally, the following arrests were made:

  • A 16 year old Juvenile
    of Lempster, NH
    Underage DUI, Driving after Suspension, Minor in Possession of Alcohol
    and tobacco violation
  • Robert Simandi
    Age: 31
    of Keene, NH
    charged with Reckless Operation

The New Hampshire State Police are dedicated to keeping our roadways and communities safe; and would like to thank those who assisted in this endeavor by driving responsibly.

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