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Belmont Police Department
Tuesday June 12th, 2012 :: 12:27 p.m. EDT

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The Regional DWI Task Force will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the Belmont area the week of 6/17 - 6/23 2012

REGIONAL DWI TASK FORCE
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT - PRESS RELEASE

BELMONT, NH - As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the Belmont Police Department in cooperation with the Northfield Police Department, Sanbornton Police Department, and Tilton Police Department have established a Regional DWI Task Force and have applied for, and was granted, a Superior Court Petition to conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint. The “Sobriety Checkpoint” is the most effective method of detecting and apprehending the impaired operator.

The program, approved by the NH Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support these checkpoints, which will be conducted in Belmont.

A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operator motor vehicles has resulted in an alarming number of deaths and personal injury accidents. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads in Belmont, the Regional DWI Task Force will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the Belmont area on the week of June 17 – June 23, 2012

The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver. Belmont Police Chief Vinnie Baiocchetti of the Belmont Police Department, Chief Steve Adams of the Northfield Police Department, Chief Steve Hankard of the Sanbornton Police Department and Chief Robert Cormier of the Tilton Police Department has taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving when intoxicated. New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive laws in the country to fight the intoxicated driver and the law enforcement community will use those tools to their full extent.

Address/Location
Belmont Police Department
16 Fuller St
Belmont, NH 03220

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 603-267-8351

Sgt. Richard Mann
Belmont Police Department
603-267-8350

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