Sobriety checkpoint announced for Manchester Sept. 5 and 6

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Screen-shot-2014-08-04-at-4.09.04-PMThe following notice was released Aug. 26 by Manchester Police Department announcing the next sobriety checkpoint, scheduled for Sept. 5. and 6.

As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the Manchester Police Department applied for, and was granted, a Superior Court Petition 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 Manchester.

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 in Manchester, the Manchester Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the Manchester area on Friday, September 5, 2014 and Saturday, September 6, 2014.

The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver. Manchester Police Chief Mara 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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  • Dennis

    This is on my wedding night. Good thing I will have a taxi bringing me back to my hotel.

    If you people have a problem with checkpoints, maybe you should talk to the millions of people who have died due to drunk drivers on the road. If you’re sober, fine. It only takes minutes and you’re on your way. If you wanna be a douche and give shit to these men doing their jobs trying to keep drunk losers off the streets, bitching about “my constitutional right” then you’re going to take up more of your time and theirs.