PORTSMOUTH — A high-visibility DUI saturation patrol conducted from Thursday evening, to the early morning of Friday, resulted in 10 arrests in the seacoast area of New Hampshire, according to the New Hampshire State Police.
The operation focused on major traffic areas, including the I-95 corridor in Rockingham County and the Route 16 corridor in southern Strafford County.
The enforcement effort, which involved troopers from various divisions, was funded by the New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The initiative increased the number of troopers patrolling the designated areas. In all, 140 traffic stops were made, resulting in 15 citations and 127 warnings for diverse motor vehicle infractions.
Among those arrested were Jeffrey D. Barr, 65, from Ashland, Massachusetts, for driving under the influence of drugs or liquor, and Kyle T. Hannan, 40, from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for aggravated driving under the influence of liquor.
Other charges included reckless operation, negligent driving, and operating without a valid license.
During the operation, troopers responded to a report of a wrong-way driver on Route 16 in Dover. Donald P. Mulligan Jr., 47, of Dracut, Massachusetts, was arrested after troopers successfully deflated two of his vehicle’s tires.
Mulligan Jr. was charged with reckless conduct and driving under the influence of liquor.