Weekend sobriety checkpoint in New Hampton leads to 3 arrests
NEW HAMPTON — Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint over the weekend that led to three arrests.
The checkpoint started around 10 p.m. on Saturday and went until 2 a.m. on Sunday.
New Hampton police set up the sobriety checkpoint on Rt. 104 in New Hampton in the area of the Rt. 104 Diner.
Justice James O'Neill III of Belknap County Superior Court ordered State Police to perform the checkpoint as an efficient means to deter and apprehend impaired motorists.
Police report a total of 278 vehicles were stopped and screened. Twenty-two of those drivers submitted to voluntary field sobriety tests that resulted in the following arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs:
- Michael Larocque, 53 of Derry
- Bennett Ricketson, 33 of Milton, N.Y.
- Cheryl Gonzalo, 49 of Franklin
All arrests were made without incident and all subjects were released on bail and are required to appear in court on June 29. In addition, there were two citations issued for operating without a valid license.