- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire state police say intensive enforcement efforts over the Labor Day holiday weekend led to more than 3,000 motor vehicle stops.

Col. Robert Quinn said that despite heavier-than-usual police presence on roadways, there were three fatal crashes.

A total of 3,251 vehicles were stopped. Police issued 676 speeding citations and 549 warnings. Quinn said the stops resulted in 64 criminal arrests.

Troopers also cited 53 drivers for violating the state’s new hands free law by using electronic devices while driving. Police say that drivers over the weekend were found to be “overwhelmingly compliant” with the distracted driving law that took effect July 1.

Quinn says several impaired drivers were apprehended after other drivers reported their erratic operation. In all, police made 21 arrests for driving under the influence.

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