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Portsmouth Police Department
Monday June 8th, 2009 :: 12:59 p.m. EDT


Specialized DWI Patrols will be conducted throughout the weekend

Chief Michael J. Magnant of the Portsmouth Police Department, working with the New Hampshire State Police Troop A and Chief Eddie Edwards of the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission, will continue the effort to apprehend drunk drivers in the City of Portsmouth and other seacoast communities by conducting additional sobriety checkpoints this weekend. The Portsmouth Police Department will also be utilizing specialized DWI patrols throughout the weekend.

Sobriety Checkpoints have had proven success in the apprehension of drunk drivers in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and elsewhere. We are confident that these upcoming checkpoints will be no exception. Sobriety checkpoints are supported by the NH branch of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) and the use of checkpoints to deter drunk driving has been approved by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Motorists are forewarned that we will make every effort to apprehend drunk drivers and ask that patrons of bars and restaurants in the Seacoast make the right choice: use designated drivers, cabs or call a friend; when you drink and drive you risk your life and put others’ lives in danger.

By: Lt. Corey F. MacDonald

Portsmouth Police Department
3 Junkins Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Emergency: 9-1-1

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