N.H. Holiday Highway Patrol Stops 7,000 Drivers; Tickets 6,000; Arrests 38

July 7, 2006

New Hampshire state troopers might have writer’s cramp after a July Fourth holiday weekend in which they stopped 7,000 vehicles, wrote more than 6,000 tickets and made 38 drunken driving arrests.

Extra holiday highway patrols ran from Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4.

State police report troopers stopped 6,990 vehicles and wrote 2,200 speeding, inspection or seatbelt tickets. They also wrote 3,800 warnings.

Among those stopped were three drivers clocked at 117 mph on Interstate 95 in Hampton Falls and a motorcyclist clocked at 144 mph on I-93 in New Hampton.

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