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February 01. 2013 1:49PM

NH DUI laws become more arbitrary and severe

According to the new definition, no person shall drive a vehicle or boat in New Hampshire while under the influence of “intoxicating liquor or any controlled drug, prescription drug, over-the-counter drug or any other chemical substance, natural or synthetic, which impairs a person’s ability ... “ or any combination of liquor and drugs with a concentration of .08 for those age 21 or older or .02 for those under 21.


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