DWI Roadblocks ("Sobriety Checkpoints") coming to Portsmouth, NH this weekend
May 14th, 2013
Thinking about meeting up with friends or family in Portsmouth for dinner and drinks this weekend?
Better get a designated driver, or find a new venue. According to Foster's Daily Democrat, Portsmouth's police chief has announced that so-called sobriety checkpoints are coming this weekend (May 17-19).
Drunk driving roadblocks, AKA sobriety checkpoints, allow the police to set up a roadblock and stop vehicles without observing any traffic violation, and without having reason to suspect impaired driving.
If you get stopped and take a breath test, the police can prosecute you for having a blood alcohol concentration of as little as .04... or .02 for under-21 drivers. That's one glass of wine for many individuals. If you refuse a post-arrest breath or blood test, you will lose your license for at least 6 months.
If you Don't get caught in that driftnet! - Ted Lothstein