New Hampshire’s DUI Mobile Command Unit is advertised as a great aid in the fight against drunk driving. The Command Unit includes blood-testing and fingerprinting machines, holding cells for individuals found to have been driving under the influence, and even room for a bail bondsman. The Command Unit is designed to quickly process alleged drunk drivers at sobriety checkpoints.
The $500,000 DUI Mobile Command Unit was made possible by funding from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, with the price of gasoline being the only operating cost that local law enforcement agencies are responsible for. The Mobile Command Unit is under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Liquor Enforcement. The Mobile Unit’s purpose is threefold: to promote public safety, protect public health, and generate revenue that will further help curb drunk driving.
In addition to helping remove impaired drivers from the road, the DUI Mobile Command Unit is also used to present educational programs throughout the state, warning of the dangers of drunk driving. According to the coordinator of the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency, driving under the influence “is without a doubt the worst problem we have on our highways. Thirty percent of all fatalities on our highways are related to drunk driving.”
Whether or not the NH DUI Mobile Command Unit serves its purported goals is yet to be seen. In the event that you are accused of driving under the influence, possibly having been processed at the DUI Mobile Command Unit, you’ll need a skilled DUI attorney in New Hampshire on your side to help sort through the details of your case and provide you with the strongest defense possible. Please contact a knowledgeable New Hampshire drunk driving defense lawyer at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. for a free telephone consultation. Call us today at (888) 332-5855.