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Date of Release:        July 25th, 2009


Reference:     Portsmouth Sobriety Checkpoint Arrests


On Friday night, July 24th through Saturday morning, July 25th 2009, police officers from Portsmouth P.D., the Rockingham County Sheriffs Department, Rye P.D., The University of New Hampshire P.D. and the N.H. Liquor Commission Bureau or Enforcement conducted a sobriety checkpoint on the northbound side of the Spaulding Turnpike in Portsmouth.   

During the operational briefing Chief Michael Magnant, who is retiring after 30 years with the  Portsmouth P.D. and who has been one of the driving forces in alcohol enforcement in the seacoast, thanked participating officers and Police Explorers who make these initiatives possible.

545 vehicles were screened by officers and as a result the following people were taken into custody:

Jody McKenzie, 7-30-80, 64A Broadway, Dover, NH
Charged with Driving While Intoxicated

Morgan McAllister, 3-19-92, 9 Winston Ave., Dover, NH
Charged with Possession or Marijuana

Tyler Natalino, 11-29-90, 427 Silver Street, Rollinsford, NH
Charged with Possession of Marijuana

Catherine Dobroski, 5-17-91, 32 Middle Road, Dover, NH.
Charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated, Transporting Alcohol and Unlawful Possession of Alcohol

Peter Farrington, 4-27-77, 56 Emerson Road, Durham NH
Charged with Driving While Intoxicated

Jonathan Adams, 7-31-81, 6 New Road, Newmarket NH
Charged with Driving While Intoxicated

All of the people arrested were released on personal recognizance bail and are scheduled for arraignment in the Portsmouth District Court at 8:30 AM on August 10th, 2009.

Expect more DUI Hunter Patrols, Saturation Patrols and Sobriety Checkpoints throughout 2009.  We urge would-be impaired drivers to designate a sober driver or make alternative arrangements. 







 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500