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State Police arrest nine for DUI in four hours in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON — Nine motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs in a four-hour sobriety checkpoint on Route 104 near the Route 104 Diner.

The checkpoint, conducted by state police, ran from 10 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Sunday and also resulted in the arrest of four others on other offenses.

A total of 274 vehicles were stopped in the four hours, resulting in a total of 13 people being charged.

Facing DUI charges are Nelson Progin III, 51, of Franconia; Philip Marotta, 38, of Woburn, Mass.; Shawn Coughlan, 28, of Cornish; Kevin Skelton, 27, of Big Lake, Minn.; Charles Noke, 54, of Milford, Mass.; Nicholas White, 19, of Bristol; Trevor McCabe, 25, of Berkley, Mass.; Mark Leberte, 56, of Franklin, Tenn.; Cary Callahan, 60, of Waltham, Mass.

Arrested on other charges were Morgan McDonals, 20, and Eric Vose, 19, both of New Hampton, each charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol; Kayla McCarthy, 22, Gilford, possession of marijuana and Robin Henry Sr., 57, of Lawrence, Mass., operating after suspension.

Those arrested were released on a summons or bail, with a court date of June 20 in 4th Circuit Court, Laconia District Division.

Belknap County Superior Court Judge James O'Neil III issued an order allowing the checkpoint as requested by state police to deter and apprehend impaired drivers.

Trace Adkins
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