CPD: TWO ARRESTED IN DWI PATROLS

by Gair on July 23, 2013

CONWAY POLICE SAY TWO DRIVERS WERE STOPPED, ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED JULY 20/21, 2013 AS A RESULT OF GRANT-FUNDED PATROLS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO DETECT AND APPREHEND IMPAIRED DRIVERS.

LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS THE FOCUSED PATROLS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

THE FIRST ARREST WAS MADE BY PATROL OFFICER SHAWN BALDWIN SATURDAY SHORTLY AFTER 1:15 A.M. AFTER HE STOPPED 53-YEAR-OLD PHILIP MURPHY OF MAIN ST. IN CONWAY NEAR THE SCENIC OVERLOOK ON ROUTE 16.

THE SECOND ARREST WAS MADE SUNDAY SHORTLY BEFORE 12:30 A.M. BY DETECTIVE RYAN WALLACE AFTER HE STOPPED 28-YEAR-OLD CALEB EUGENE HOLLATZ OF CHATHAM RD. IN FRYEBURG, MAINE ON NORTH SOUTH RD. IN NORTH CONWAY NEAR GROVE ST.

PERLEY SAYS EIGHT DEDICATED DWI PATROLS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT SINCE MID JUNE, 2013 AND SIX OF THEM RESULTED IN ARRESTS, MEANING 75 PERCENT WERE SUCCESSFUL IN STOPPING AND DETERRING AN ALLEGEDLY IMPAIRED DRIVER.

FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THE SPECIAL PATROLS ARE DISTRIBUTED BY THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION.

PERLEY SAYS THE DIRECTED PATROLS – INCLUDING BICYCLE PATROLS AND SPEED ENFORCEMENT – WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY FALL.

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