Hudson - Litchfield News
10 - June 4, 2010
Results of Memorial Day Weekend Sobriety Checkpoint
submitted by Hudson Police Department
As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the Hudson Police Department applied for and was granted a Superior Court Petition to conduct two Sobriety Checkpoints. The “Sobriety Checkpoint” is the most effective method of detecting and apprehending impaired operators. A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operate motor vehicles has resulted in an alarming number of deaths and personal injury accidents. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads in Hudson, Hudson police and New Hampshire Liquor Enforcement conducted a Sobriety
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Checkpoint on Lowell Road in Hudson on May 28 and 29. The Hudson Police Department and New Hampshire Liquor Enforcement Officers brought a total of 458 motor vehicles into the sobriety checkpoint with the following results: • Eight arrests for Driving While Intoxicated
• Two arrested for Open Container • Three arrested for Possession of a Controlled/Narcotic Drug
• 20 field sobriety tests were conducted, in which the operator passed
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Left and above: Vehicles being stopped at the sobriety checkpoint on Lowell Road on Saturday, May 26, shortly after it rained. Te safety lights and the wet road provided a unique picture
Fifth Graders Dabble in the Stock Market
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submitted by Hudson Police Department
On May 27 at 10:12 p.m., members of the Hudson Police and Fire Departments responded to the intersection of Dracut Road and Sherburne Road for a motor vehicle accident. Upon the officers’ arrival, it was determined that a 1999 Ford Escort driven by Donald McCaffrey, 21, of Litchfield was traveling west on Sherburne Road and failed to stop for a posted Stop Sign at the intersection with Dracut Road. This caused McCaffrey to collide with a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Kerri Beaudoin, 32, of Hudson, who was traveling north on Dracut Road. The impact of the collision caused Beaudoin’s vehicle to cross over the southbound lane of Dracut Road and into a residential yard. Beaudoin was wearing her seatbelt and the airbags deployed in her motor vehicle. She was the lone occupant of her car. Beaudoin
was evaluated on scene by the Hudson Fire Department EMTs and released. McCaffrey was not wearing a seatbelt and the air bags also deployed in his vehicle. Both passengers in McCaffrey’s car were not wearing seat belts and they were identified as Andrea Russell, 21, of Litchfield, and Kim Abraham, 20, of Hudson. McCaffrey, Russell, and Abraham were transported by the Hudson Fire Department EMTs to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua to be evaluated for non-life threatening injuries. Portions of Dracut Road were closed for approximately one hour while the Hudson Police Department conducted an accident investigation. It does not appear alcohol or drugs are a contributing factor in the accident. As a result of the on-scene investigation, McCaffrey was issued a traffic citation for Negligent Driving.
submitted by Rachel Hansen
Tuesday, March 25, was a day of celebration for Mrs. Mahoney’s fifth grade class from Nottingham West Elementary. Two groups of her students placed in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Stock Market Game for Spring 2010! The second-place team consisted of Samantha Brownrigg, Dante Lonardo, and Tim Meyers. The first-place team was Alizah Colburn, Holly Oakes, and Corinne Prestia. Each team was given $100,000 virtual dollars to invest in the stock market for a little over two months. They researched daily, invested, and traded online, meanwhile gaining a great understanding of stocks, bonds, and the importance of diversifying one’s portfolio. The students, along with their teacher, Mrs. Mahoney, were invited to a special luncheon award ceremony held at Southern New Hampshire University, and were given certificates, ribbons, and other prizes. Corinne Prestia gave an acceptance speech on behalf of her team and did an excellent job representing Nottingham Elementary. Holly Oakes was also individually recognized for the essay she wrote for the InvestWrite writing competition, in which she placed 10th on a national level and first in
Elementary for the state of New Hampshire! She was awarded with $125 and a nice trophy! We have some amazing talent and perhaps excellent future investors amongst our fifth graders in Hudson. Way to go, Mrs. Mahoney and her winning students!
Hudson Officer Jason Downey could just be seen working inside the New Hampshire Liquor Enforcement van, which provides an alternative to transporting assisted operators to the Hudson
Police Station. Te van was remotely connected to the station for breathalyzer testing, fingerprint- ing, bookings procedures, and even posting bail. Te van also recorded activities at the check- point—video screens are above Officer Downing’s head
photos by Len Lathrop
Captain Robert Tousignant directs operators into the roadblock area
Holly Oakes and her Mom, Rachel Hansen, with her trophy for the InvestWrite award
Back row: Tim Meyers and Dante Lonardo. Front row: Alizah
Colburn, Holly Oakes, Samantha Brownrigg, Corinne Prestia
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