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N.H. State Police: 7 arrested at sobriety checkpoint in Bow

Seven people were arrested Saturday in Bow at a sobriety checkpoint operated by the New Hampshire State Police.

It was the second time this month the state police operated such a checkpoint in Bow. On Aug. 10, 12 people were arrested after 235 vehicles were screened at a checkpoint on Route 3A.

This weekend’s checkpoint — at the junction of Route 3A, Hall Street and Interstate 89 — screened 180 vehicles, according to a news release. Four people were arrested for driving under the influence; one for driving under the influence and possession of drugs; one for operating after a suspension, subsequent offense; and one for possession of drugs.

An eighth person was taken into protective custody, the police said.

No names were released by the police yesterday. All seven people who were arrested will be arraigned in Concord’s district court, the police said.

“New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive laws in the country to fight the intoxicated driver and we are dedicated to using those tools to their full extent to make sure our citizens and visitors are safe when operating their vehicles on our roadways,” the state police said in a statement.

(Ben Leubsdorf can be reached at 369-3307 or bleubsdorf@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @BenLeubsdorf.)

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