Belin police to hold sobriety checkpoint in June

Berlin — The Berlin Police Department applied for, and was granted, a Superior Court petition to conduct a sobriety checkpoint during the week of June 18.
The sobriety checkpoint is seen as the most effective method of detecting and apprehending the impaired operator.
The program, approved by the N.H. Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support these checkpoints, which will be conducted in Berlin.
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. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads in the city of Berlin, the Berlin police department will be conducting sobriety checkpoint in the Berlin area during the week of June 18.
"The purpose of the sobriety checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver," stated a press release. "Berlin Police Chief Peter Morency and the police department have taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving while intoxicated. New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive laws in the country to fight the intoxicated driver, and the law enforcement community will use those tools to their full extent."