Frederick Breault, a resident of Glocester, Rhode Island, was charged with one count of operating an ATV under the influence of drugs or alcohol after a rollover accident at a New Hampshire State Park.
The 48-year-old man was reportedly driving his recreational vehicle at the Jericho ATV Park, on the Scenic Trail. The park is located within the greater Jericho Lake Park on the outskirts of Berlin in rural northern New Hampshire. Around 7:45 p.m., according to newspapers, Breault's ATV swerved off of the Scenic Trail and rolled down a 15-foot embankment.
It was not clear what precisely caused the vehicle to lose control, but police officers who investigated the incident claim that speed and alcohol were factors.
Breault called family members following the crash, who in turn called the New Hampshire State Police. The Union Leader reported that Fish and Game officers found Breault conscious and standing, though bleeding from a head wound.
After evaluating the scene, officers transported the Rhode Island resident to Androscoggin Valley Hospital for treatment of the laceration to his head. Newspapers reported that Breault was not wearing a helmet when his ATV crashed, but he had fastened his seatbelt before riding on the trail.
Officials did not specify whether Breault had been tested with a breathalyzer or off-site blood alcohol test following the accident, but sources reported that he was charged with OUI and released on personal recognizance bail. The 48-year-old's first court appearance is scheduled for February.
If you have been accused of OUI in the Granite State, it is critical that you enlist the services of an experienced New Hampshire DWI lawyer. These professionals can argue your case in court and work to ensure that you receive fair consideration.