This week, NH State Police will be setting up checkpoints in Portsmouth.

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A few weeks ago, it was the Portsmouth police who conducted the checkpoints, this time, it's the State Police.

The New Hampshire State Police will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint somewhere in the Portsmouth area during the week of August 6, 2017.

The program, approved by the N.H. Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support the checkpoints.

Police said 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 in the area.

According to police, the Sobriety Checkpoint is one of the most effective methods of detecting and apprehending the impaired driver.