Manchester Police will operate a sobriety checkpoint on Aug. 22 and 23 in an effort to detect and arrest impaired drivers. The department petitioned the Superior Court to run the checkpoint, citing increasing incidences of drinking and driving in the city, according to a police department news release.
The checkpoint is part of an ongoing program administrated by the NH Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which provides federal funding for such operations.
For those who are uncomfortable when they see sobriety checkpoints publicized, please click here to learn more about the history of these traffic stops in New Hampshire.
According to Manchester Police Sgt. Andrew Vincent, city police are required by law to publicize these checkpoints publicly.