RAYMOND, NH (August 22, 2017): 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 September 15th, 2017.
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.
RAYMOND, NH: (August 18, 2017) Yesterday evening Raymond Police Detectives, and the NH Liquor Enforcement Agents conducted 20 alcohol compliance checks of local stores and restaurants in Raymond who hold liquor licenses. Out of the 20 establishments, two failed to check the underage buyer’s licenses properly and sold alcohol to them. In these cases, the clerks were issued court summons and moving forward the clerks and establishments will receive additional training on preventing underage buyers.
It is the goal of the Raymond Police Department to ensure identifications are being properly checked. The safety of our youth in the community is a top priority.
We do wish to underscore the 18 establishments and clerks who correctly checked the identification and refused the sale. Collectively we all share the same goal of ensuring the safety of our youth and reducing the availability and consumption of alcohol by minors.