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Portsmouth police DWI roadblock stops 179 motorists yielding 4 arrests

PORTSMOUTH - Police arrested four people during a sobriety checkpoint late Friday, police said.

Police screened 179 drivers on Middle Street near Middle Road between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday.

Three people were arrested for driving while intoxicated: James Favara, 56, of 4 Gray Court, Rye Beach; Samantha Bloom, 21, of 551 Greenland Rd., Portsmouth; and Jaime Gray, 23, of 45 Cable Rd. Rye.

Rita Dennison, 29, of 42 Beechstone, Number 5, Portsmouth, was arrested for possession of a controlled drug and transporting a controlled drug in a motor vehicle.

All four were released on personal recognizance bail. Dennison will be arraigned June 17 while the others face court dates on June 3.


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