Sobriety checkpoints: 266 cars stopped in Bedford and Manchester, 4 DWI-related arrests

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CONCORD, NH – During the hours of 9 p.m., July 28, through 3 a.m., July 29, 2017, New Hampshire State Troopers from Troop B and Officers of the Bedford Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 101 in the town of Bedford. 

The checkpoint was authorized by an order of the Hillsborough Superior Court and conducted under guidelines promulgated by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.

A total of 182 vehicles and operators were screened and four arrests were made:

  • Tyler Whitney,  24, of Weare was arrested for driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled drug.
  • Amani Taher, 37, of Tewksbury, Mass., was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
  • Robert Marchenonis, 58, of Bedford, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. 
  • Alexander Morgan, 20, of Hooksett, was arrested for possession of a controlled drug.
  • Neil MacEvan, 35, of Bedford, was cited for open container.

The New Hampshire State Police, Colonel Christopher Wagner and the Bedford Police Chief, John Bryfonski, as well as the officers of their departments, consider the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers to be a top priority. They will continue to collaborate and utilize sobriety checkpoints and other means to deter, detect and remove impaired drivers from New Hampshire’s roadways.

A sobriety checkpoint conducted by Manchester Police between 9 p.m. on July 20 and 3 a.m. on July 21 in the westbound lanes of the Bridge Street Bridge resulted in 84 stops, two arrests and seven summonses being issued. There were no DWI arrests made as a result of the Manchester checkpoint.

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