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Former Manchester police officer pleads not guilty in DWI case

In mid-October, David Connare, then an officer on the Manchester police force and the president of the Manchester Police Patrolman's Association, was involved in a collision on I-93. He was off-duty at the time, but a Hudson woman was seriously injured in the crash.

Following the accident, Connare resigned from his position and shortly afterward was charged with DWI, second-degree assault and reckless conduct. On January 18, the Union Leader reported that the former policeman had pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The incident occurred on October 16, around 7 p.m. near exit 6 on the highway. Connare was driving a Mazda A-3 southbound when he rear-ended a Mazda Tribute traveling in front of him, being driven by Heather Oregan. The woman's vehicle was pushed off the road and into the side of an overpass.

According to witnesses, Connare's vehicle was traveling well above the speed limit.

Both he and Oregan suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the accident, with the woman reportedly breaking several ribs.

Connare was indicted by a grand jury on December 21 on misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault and driving while intoxicated, as well as felony charges of reckless conduct and vehicular assault.

However, neither court documents nor police statements elucidated how the drunk driving charge was investigated, as there were no blood-alcohol or field sobriety tests mentioned in the filing.

If you have been charged with DWI in the Granite State, no matter what your profession, it is essential that you enlist the help of an experienced DUI defense lawyer to argue your case. These professionals can ensure that you are treated fairly and that your side of the story is considered in court.

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