DWI checkpoint to take place within next 8 days

BELMONT — As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the Belmont Police Department in cooperation with the Sanbornton, Northfield, and Tilton police departments have established a Regional DWI Task Force. This Task Force was recently granted a Superior Court Petition to conduct Sobriety Checkpoints in the Belmont area during the week of Aug. 17 through Aug. 24.

The Sobriety Checkpoint is the most effective method of detecting and apprehending the impaired operator. Sanbornton Police Chief Stephen Hankard, Belmont Police Chief Mark Lewandoski, Tilton Police Chief Robert Cormier, and Northfield Police Acting Chief John Raffaelly have taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving when 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.