State Police Cite Nearly 200 During Special St. Patrick’s Patrol
🔴 153 warnings and 50 citations were issued, along with eight arrests during the 177 stops
🔴 Six of the eight arrests were driving under the influence charges, with one for operating without a valid license
🔴 An Exeter teen was charged with reckless driving
New Hampshire State Police cited nearly all of the nearly 200 drivers stopped during a Saint Patrick's Day saturation patrol Friday night and Saturday morning.
The special patrol, funded by the New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, focuses on "major corridors in the Seacoast area," according to State Police. 153 warnings and 50 citations were issued, along with eight arrests in the 177 stops during the patrol.
Six of the eight arrests were driving under the influence charges, with one for operating without a valid license. A teen from Exeter was also arrested for reckless operation on Route 101 in Hampton. All were released on a summons or personal recognizance.
State Police asked any driver who notices a possible impaired driver to call 911 immediately and be prepared to provide your exact location, including street names and highway mile markers, a plate number and description of the vehicle involved, and details of your observations.
During a saturation patrol in the Portsmouth area with Portsmouth Police on December 9 and 10, 193 traffic stops were made, with 11 DUI arrests and a wrong-way driver.