Aug 7, 2017 2:15 PM

Police: Sobriety checkpoint in NH leads to several drug, alcohol arrests

WAKEFIELD — Officers in New Hampshire conducted a sobriety checkpoint over the weekend that resulted in several arrests.

According to the Wakefield Police Department, the checkpoint was located on Routes 16 and 153 in an area commonly known as "Max's Cutoff" on both north and south bound traffic lanes.

READ: Increase in drinking and driving incidents leads to sobriety checkpoint in NH

During the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., officers stopped 229 vehicles, resulting in the following:

One arrest for driving under the influence

Two arrests for transport drugs in motor vehicle

One arrest for possession of drugs

Two arrests for unlawful possession of alcohol by minor

Wakefield police say the purpose of conduction sobriety checkpoints is to deter impaired drivers all across New Hampshire.

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