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Jul 17, 2017 1:07 PM

NH city to conduct sobriety checkpoint during week of July 23

BERLIN — The Berlin Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in an effort to detect and apprehend impaired drivers.

A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operate motor vehicles has resulted in an alarming number of deaths and personal injury accidents, police said.

The department will conduct checkpoints in the Berlin area during the week of July 23.

Berlin Police Chief Peter Morency and the Berlin Police Department have taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving while intoxicated.

The sobriety checkpoint program is approved by the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It provides federal highway safety funds to support these checkpoints.

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