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The New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency and several New Hampshire police units are participating in the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign this Labor Day. The campaign, which was launched by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and the Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA), aims to decrease the number of dangerous and deadly accidents that take place on U.S. roads over the Labor Day weekend. The federal agencies have supplied grants, training and public advertising campaigns to warn drivers about the increased patrols and pay for extra police, sobriety checkpoints, and other tools aimed at identifying possibly intoxicated drivers.

In New Hampshire, police units will be holding sobriety checkpoints in 48 places across the state during the Labor Day holiday. Each law enforcement unit is required to hold at least one checkpoint. In addition, the state has received grant money to pay for 20 more state and local law enforcement patrols on NH roads, looking for drivers who may be intoxicated. These patrols will continue to scour New Hampshire’s streets until September 15, 2011, but the additional checkpoints will only run during the Labor Day weekend.

New Hampshire sobriety checkpoints are meant to give police a closer look at drivers, so police can stop those whom they believe may be intoxicated. However, even at a sobriety checkpoint, police officers can make mistakes and improperly arrest sober drivers. If you’ve been charged with drunk driving in New Hampshire, the experienced NH sobriety checkpoint defense attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can help. Call us today at 603-624-3700 for a free and confidential telephone consultation.

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Researchers in Massachusetts are working on a car that will sense whether its driver is too intoxicated to drive, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The car uses sensors to estimate the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC), and if the driver’s BAC surpasses a pre-set level, the car will not start.

Cars equipped with the new technology will be able to sense a driver’s BAC in a few different ways, according to researchers. Some cars will use breath testing devices, similar to the ignition interlock devices (IID) already used in many states, including New Hampshire. New breath test sensors will test breath automatically and in less than a second. Others will use sensors installed in places drivers touch frequently, like the steering wheel or door locks, to test the driver’s skin to determine whether the driver’s BAC is above the legal limit.

The research is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which estimates that the new technology will keep thousands of drunk drivers off the road each year. However, the sensor-equipped cars will not be available commercially for approximately ten years.

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A traffic accident in Hudson has left a man seriously injured, and the cause of the accident is being investigated as a possible DWI. According to a wmur.com report, a 24-year-old man was driving his 2000 Chevy Cavalier near 300 Derry Street when he lost control of his vehicle, allegedly colliding with two utility poles which split his car into two pieces. The man was ejected from the vehicle, and was taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for initial treatment before being transferred to Boston Medical Center. The man’s injuries have been deemed serious and possibly life-threatening.

According to the report, police and investigating officers believe that alcohol and excessive speed may have played a contributing role in the crash. The 24-year-old may be charged with felony DWI. However, in order to truly determine the cause of the accident, every detail needs to be thoroughly examined to ensure that the rights of the involved motorist are not infringed upon in any way. That is, while investigators may assume at this point that the man is guilty of DWI, such an assumption should not take precedent over an examination of all available details.

In DWI cases, all circumstances surrounding charges brought against an individual need to be taken into consideration. For individuals facing such charges in New Hampshire, retaining the services of a skilled New Hampshire DWI defense attorney are in his or her best interest. Given the circumstances of the case, an experienced New Hampshire defense attorney will mount the strongest possible defense on behalf of the accused.