Police Step Up I-95 Patrols for ‘No DUI Friday’
🚨 Law enforcement will have an increased presence on I-95
🚨 From 2019 to 2022, a total of 151 people were killed in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers statewide
New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts law enforcement will usher in the Labor Day weekend by targeting Interstate 95 for "No DUI Friday."
Police in the 16 states where I-95 runs will be strictly enforcing DUI laws with the goal of having zero lives lost to drunk and impaired drivers, according to the state Department of Highway Safety. There will be an increased presence of all levels of law enforcement on roads all day.
“We want everyone to celebrate the end of summer safely,” New Hampshire State Police Captain Chris Vetter, who serves as commander of the Office of Highway Safety, said in a statement. “If you plan to be out drinking, please, think ahead and make a plan to get home. Remember, drunk driving is not only illegal – but it can claim innocent lives.”
From 2019 to 2022, a total of 151 people were killed in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers statewide, according to the New Hampshire Department of Safety’s Division of Motor Vehicles. During Labor Day weekend in 2022 (Friday, September 2 to Monday, September 5), five lives were lost.
New Hampshire has conducted several saturation patrols during the summer, including one on I-95 and surrounding roads on August 18 that led to 10 arrests in 140 stops. A Fourth of July patrol led to 12 citations and 76 warnings issued.
A summer long "directed enforcement effort" targeted the 50 miles of Route 125 from the Massachusetts border in Plaistow to Milton involves state, local, and county law enforcement with the goal of reducing the number of deaths, injuries, and crashes.