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New Hampshire trooper charges 20 with snow on cars

February 22, 2019

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire state trooper stopped 20 vehicles in three hours while enforcing a law that requires motorists to clear snow and ice before hitting the road.

WMUR-TV reports the trooper who issued the tickets Thursday was enforcing what’s known as New Hampshire’s 2002 Jessica’s Law, named for Jessica Smith who was killed when ice from a tractor-trailer hit a box truck that ended up hitting her car.

Police say the Troop B trooper is the same one who issued 17 Jessica’s Law tickets in a four-hour period last week.

Violators of Jessica’s Law face fines of $250 to $500 for a first offense and $500 to $1,000 for subsequent offenses.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com