Five Charged With DUI During NH State Police Saturation Patrol
A Maine man was among 11 drivers arrested during a State Police DWI enforcement saturation patrol in the Concord area late Saturday night and Sunday morning.
State Police said 93 vehicles were stopped during the patrol between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Five people were charged with DUI and four were taken into protective custody due to alcohol. Other charges included operating after a suspension, suspension of a vehicle registration, and a stop sign violation.
The patrol was funded by the New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
State Police Director Col. Nathan Noyes said that New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive laws in the country to fight impaired driving. The law enforcement community will use those tools to their fullest extent, Noyes said.
The six New England states and the NHTSA announced a joint initiative called "Slow Down New England," during which local police departments will be participating in specialized enforcement efforts targeting speeders.
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