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Author Topic: Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 3A, Concord  (Read 2528 times)

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Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 3A, Concord
« on: August 02, 2008, 02:05 AM NHFT »

Ryan called in to Porc-411 to report a sobriety checkpoint on Route 3A just south of Concord.
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Re: Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 3A, Concord
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 03:01 AM NHFT »

I was driving when he called this in.

I wasn’t particularly prepared for dealing with them, so I just went through my usual way of handling cops at traffic stops—give them the absolute minimum information and let them escalate it beyond that. I was waiting for them to actually ask me to step out of the car for a field sobriety test before launching into the “what’s your reasonable articulable suspicion?” line of questioning, but nothing eventful happened.

Of note, all they asked for was my drivers license, not my registration. Ryan suspects this is because they can only ask for a registration at a bona fide legal stop. Anyone know any more about this?

They gave out some sort of survey asking what I think of their checkpoint, do I believe it curtails drunk driving, &c.. Ryan has ready access to a photocopier, so I left the form with him; they’ll be getting more than one survey back for sure. Anyone wants a copy to fill out, let me or Ryan know.
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Re: Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 3A, Concord
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008, 03:44 AM NHFT »

Additional information:—

They were State Police, not Concord.

There were three on each side of the highway. They were straddling either a divided intersection or exit 11.  A “sobriety checkpoint ahead” sign was set up along the side of the road. If it was exit 11, one could in fact have bypassed the checkpoint even after seeing it, but only by going through a 75¢ tollbooth onto I-93.

About two minutes after passing through the checkpoint, three police cars came flying up behind me, off on some other business, perhaps even responding to an actual crime. I was unable to see the markings on the cars, but I think they were actually the three at the checkpoint.
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Re: Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 3A, Concord
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008, 06:21 AM NHFT »

the state police will be the real tyranny for us all in the next few years .... funding from HS really amps the oppression

that was a great "call in" Ryan ... you passed my sobriety test
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Re: Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 3A, Concord
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 08:14 AM NHFT »

You can get from Concord to Manchester and bypass, 3, 3-a, and 93.....you just need to know the way to get through Bow :)  And hope you don't have a mean arsed Bow cop to deal with.
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Re: Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 3A, Concord
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008, 09:04 AM NHFT »

You can get from Concord to Manchester and bypass, 3, 3-a, and 93.....you just need to know the way to get through Bow :)  And hope you don't have a mean arsed Bow cop to deal with.

Yep, and since they turned off some of their street lights there're more places for them to hide. :o ;D
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Re: Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 3A, Concord
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2008, 09:50 AM NHFT »

You can get from Concord to Manchester and bypass, 3, 3-a, and 93.....you just need to know the way to get through Bow :)  And hope you don't have a mean arsed Bow cop to deal with.

Yep, and since they turned off some of their street lights there're more places for them to hide. :o ;D

I prefer street lights off.... but then again I'm an amateur astronomer.  I've only met one cop in NH... waste of my time was all it was... wonder if I could have billed them for time lost?  lol
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