Amherst Police joined up with New Hampshire State Police from Troop B in Bedford to hold a sobriety checkpoint on Route 101A in Amherst, near the Hollis, Merrimack, Nashua town lines.
The effort – which ran from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday – led to five arrests among 157 vehicles and operators that were contacted and screened.
Those arrests, which do not indicate a conviction, are detailed as follows:
- Bryan McCallum, 23, of Milford, charged with possession of a controlled drug.
- Benjamin Mueller, 24, of Somerville, Mass., charged with transportation of a controlled drug.
- Joesph Bonin, 17, of Milford, charged with possession and transportation of a controlled drug.
- Katherine Rhodes, 20, of Nashua, charged with unlawful possession of alcohol.
- Lizeth Jane Garcia, 22, of Merrimack, charged with driving while intoxicated.
A state police press release offered the following statement regarding the checkpoint:
New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn and Amherst Police Chief Mark O. Reams and the officers of their departments consider the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers to be a top priority. They will continue to collaborate and utilize sobriety checkpoints and other means to deter, detect and remove impaired drivers from New Hampshire's roadways.