In New Hampshire, as in all states, it’s a crime to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. If arrested and convicted for this crime, judges typically apply a set of minimum and maximum sentencing guidelines. When determining the sentence, judges and prosecutors commonly weigh mitigating and aggravating factors.
New Hampshire’s open container law makes it illegal to possess drugs and open containers of alcohol in vehicles. The prohibition on possessing open containers of alcohol applies to both, drivers and passengers. However, the law prohibiting possession of drugs in vehicles applies only to drivers.