State Police make multiple overnight arrests for DWI, drug possession

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Some of the drugs State Police confiscated in overnight arrests. (NHSP photo)

CONCORD - New Hampshire State Police, Troop D, conducted enhanced enforcement efforts during the overnight hours of New Year's Eve, resulting in a number of arrests, mostly for impaired driving or drug possession.

Troopers targeted impaired, aggressive and hazardous drivers during these hours in addition to enforcing all other aspects of both motor vehicle and criminal law, according to a state police press release sent out today.

The patrols resulted in several dozen motor vehicle contacts, including eight arrests for DUI and Possession/Transporting Drugs in a Motor Vehicle, etc. Two drug seizures were also made resulting in the confiscation of Cocaine, Psilocybin Mushrooms and over 30 grams of Fentanyl.

Persons charged included:

Johnson, Kyle

Age: 23

Newport, NH

Charges: Driving Under the Influence, Open Container

Melnick, Daniel

Age: 39

Center Harbor, NH

Charges: Driving Under the Influence, Possession of a Controlled Substance X3, Open Container

Lowman, Kenneth

Age: 47

Parkville, Maryland

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Carr, Mackenzie

Age: 22

Concord, NH

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Riley, Julia L.

Age: 38

Belmont, NH

Charges: Transport Drugs in a Motor Vehicle, Obstructing Gov't Administration

Hawkins, Christopher

Age: 36

Plymouth, NH

Charges: Possession of a Controlled Drug, Obstructing Gov't Administration

Currier, Paula

Age: 34

Franklin, NH

Charges: Arrest on Multiple Warrants

Cooper, Alison

Age: 40

Schenectady, NY

Charges: Protective Custody-Alcohol

"New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive laws in the country to fight impaired driving," the press release noted, "And the law enforcement community will use those tools to their fullest extent to make sure our citizens and visitors are safe when operating their vehicles on our roadways."

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