For Immediate Release
Posted: September 02, 2023


Amber Lagace, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-8434 |

Saturation Patrol Results - Seacoast Area

SEACOAST AREA, New Hampshire – On September 1, 2023, Troopers assigned to the New Hampshire State Police Troop A Barracks, in conjunction with Officers from the Portsmouth Police Department, the Greenland Police Department, the North Hampton Police Department, and the Barrington Police Department, participated in a high-visibility DUI Saturation Patrol in the seacoast area to include, but not limited to, the I-95 corridor in Rockingham County and various major routes in southern Strafford County. This initiative was funded by the New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as part of “No DUI Friday,” a date during which 21 states committed to enforcing DUI laws across the eastern part of the United States. This effort was in support of NHTSA’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility DUI enforcement campaign that runs from August 16, 2023, through September 4, 2023. Although state and local law enforcement works tirelessly to combat impaired driving on a daily basis, Friday, September 1, being one of the busiest travel days on the east coast, was selected as a date to focus on enhanced enforcement, allowing a greater number of Troopers and Officers to work collaboratively in an effort to have zero lives lost due to impaired driving on this date.

As a result of this collective enforcement effort by Troopers and Officers, a total of 215 traffic stops were conducted, resulting in the issuance of 48 citations and 185 warnings for various offenses, and three (3) total criminal arrests, all for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Liquor (DUI) along with additional charges. During this enforcement period, no crashes resulting in injury or fatality were reported along the I-95 corridor. 

As the holiday weekend persists, the New Hampshire State Police and our local law enforcement partners would like to encourage all motorists to make safe choices prior to getting behind the wheel and remind everyone that the problem of impaired driving is a preventable one. If you are a member of the motoring public and observe a suspected impaired driver, call 911 immediately and be prepared to provide your exact location to include street names and highway mile markers, a plate number and description of the vehicle involved, along with the details of your observations.