Sobriety checkpoints were voted down by the house. Several NH police chiefs also voted against the ban.
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What if I get pulled over at a Sobriety Checkpoint?
Of course, we have all heard stories about the friend or the crazy uncle who passed the FST’s with flying colors, got a high-five from the officer, and was sent on his way.
Well, we don’t see those cases. Instead, we see cases where normal everyday people get arrested because they couldn’t stand on one foot for 30 seconds or touch their nose to an officer’s satisfaction.
Our advice is simple: if you have not been drinking and you are certain that there is no alcohol in your system then POLITELY say “No thank you” to FST’s and insist on a breath test.
If you know that you do have alcohol in your system and you are not sure how you’ll do on the FST’s, then don’t leave it to chance.
Lastly, consider this: Many (if not most) people cannot perform the field sobriety tests when they are sober and have not touched a drink. Then, WHY would you even attempt these acrobatic tests on the side of the road when you HAVE been drinking. More about NH Field Sobriety Tests.
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Nashua, NH 03060