N.H. Using $25K Grant To Crack Down On Drunk Driving During Holidays

Dec 12, 2014

New Hampshire Liquor Commission Division of Enforcement and Licensing Director James Wilson talks about efforts to crack down on drunk driving during the holiday season.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission will use a $25,000 grant to crack down on drunk driving during the holiday season.

Division of Enforcement and Licensing Director James Wilson says they’ll partner with local police to track where those charged had their last drink.

“This data sharing is a crucial investigating tool for law enforcement to track and monitor establishments that could pose threats to public safety.”

Wilson says enforcement officers are also ramping up patrols and will go undercover to investigate businesses that may be over serving.

The grant from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association covers the cost of the program through the end of the year, but Wilson says it will continue into 2015.

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