State Police to hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The N.H. State Police announced that they will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint in Portsmouth during the week of June 25, 2017.
N.H. State Police said an increase in the number of drinking and driving incidents prompted them to apply for a Superior Court Petition to conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint. A review of records has shown police that the use of alcohol by individuals operating motor vehicles has resulted in an alarming number of deaths and personal injury accidents.
The program, which is approved by the N.H. Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support checkpoints.
Police said the Sobriety Checkpoint is one of the most effective methods of detecting and apprehending impaired drivers.