The State of New Hampshire recently purchased a $500,000 DWI Mobile Command Center which it uses at DWI road blocks throughout the State. The half-million dollar DWI Mobile Command Center was purchased to assist law enforcement in the rapid processing of individuals suspected of driving while impaired. In 2009, thousands of New Hampshire citizens will be stopped at police road blocks and questioned. Approximately 99% of the citizens who are seized and subjected to questioning by the police in these road blocks have committed no crime and have done nothing wrong to warrant being stopped.
New Hampshire police departments are receiving Federal grant money to conduct “sobriety check points” or DWI road blocks. New Hampshire law enforcement agencies argue that these DWI road blocks serve the dual purpose of detection and deterrence and, that despite the low number of arrests that are produced at these road blocks, they are an effective law enforcement tool in cracking down on impaired driving.
Unfortunately for New Hampshire citizens and visitors to our great State, the fact remains that DWI road blocks net very few impaired drivers. In 2008, DWI road blocks seized approximately 8,600 drivers and produced only 53 arrests for DWI. Comparing the low number of DWI arrests against the volumes of people stopped and detained at DWI road blocks, reveals the questionable effectiveness of the DWI road blocks.
If you or a loved one is being charged with a DWI crime, do not hesitate to contact the New Hampshire DWI defense attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. Our lawyers will examine the circumstances surrounding your DWI and will provide you the strongest defense possible. Please call us today for a free consultation at 1-888-511-1010.