RAYMOND, NH (August 9, 2016): As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the Raymond Police Department 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 Raymond.
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 across the country. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads in Raymond, the Raymond Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the Raymond area during the weekend of August 12, 2016.
The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver. Police Chief David Salois has taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving while impaired. New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive laws in the country to fight the impaired driver and the law enforcement community will use those tools to their full extent.