DWI Checkpoint This Week

August 20, 2018

Date of Release:  August 20th, 2018 

Reference:      Sobriety Checkpoints / DWI Enforcement 

Chief Robert Merner of the Portsmouth Police Department, will continue the effort to apprehend drunk drivers in the City of Portsmouth by conducting a sobriety checkpoint this week.  The Rockingham County Superior Court has authorized the checkpoint.

Sobriety Checkpoints have had proven success in the apprehension of drunk drivers in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and elsewhere.  We are confident that these upcoming checkpoints will be no exception.    Sobriety checkpoints are supported by the NH branch of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) and the use of checkpoints to deter drunk driving has been approved by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. 

Motorists are forewarned that we will make every effort to apprehend drunk drivers and ask that patrons of bars and restaurants in the Seacoast make the right choice: use designated drivers, cabs or call a friend; when you drink and drive you risk your life and put others’ lives in danger.