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Sobriety checkpoints set for July 15 & 16

MANCHESTER - Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints in the city on July 15 and 16.

The checkpoints, for which police sought and obtained Superior Court permission, is designed to address drinking and driving.

The sobriety checkpoint is considered the most effective method of detecting and apprehending impaired drivers.

The program, approved by the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to pay for the checkpoints.

Manchester Police Chief David Mara has directed an aggressive effort to prevent intoxicated drivers from operating vehicles. New Hampshire has aggressive laws fighting intoxicated drivers.


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