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State Police ramp up DUI patrols this weekend

December 30. 2011 7:49PM

CONCORD - State Police will be out in force this weekend in an attempt to prevent accidents caused by drunk drivers coming and going from New Year's Day celebrations.

New Hampshire State Police Director Colonel Robert Quinn said DUI patrols will be conducted throughout the state by troopers skilled in the detection of impaired driving, including several drug recognition experts.

State Police urge revelers to plan a safe way home before festivities begin, such as using a designated driver, or to spend the night where the activity is being held. If one is impaired and needs to get home, he or should call a taxi, sober friend or family member

Police further urge members of the public to contact police immediately if they encounter an impaired driver on the road.

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