Police planning sobriety checkpoint in Tilton

TILTON — A Regional DWI Task Force has received court permission to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in this town at some time between Friday, July 19 and Sunday, July 28. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver. All drivers will be stopped.

The exact date, time and location of the checkpoint will not be announced.

A 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.
 Tilton Police Department Chief Robert Cormier, Chief Mark Lewandoski of the Belmont Police Department, Chief Steve Hankard of the Sanbornton Police Department and Chief David Goldstein of the Franklin Police Department and Acting Chief John Raffaelly of the Northfield Police Department 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.