Troop D of the New Hampshire State Police will be holding a sobriety
checkpoint in an undisclosed location, at an undisclosed time, in the town of
Bow, sometime during the week of Aug. 4, according to a press release.
Troopers applied for and received an order from Merrimack County Superior Court to conduct the checkpoint in an effort to detect and apprehend impaired drivers.
“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 Bow,” stated Lt. Gregory Ferry, the Troop D commander. “A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operator motor vehicles has resulted in an alarming number of deaths and personal injury accidents.”
The state police, he noted, had “taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving when intoxicated,” adding that the Granite State had “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.”