Regional news outlet the Union Leader reports that 19-year-old Fremont, New Hampshire, resident Patrick Decoito faces a number of charges including felony reckless conduct, driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled drug following an incident that occurred on the morning of Saturday, August 3.
According to the source, Decoito collided with another vehicle at around 1:30 a.m. near 102 Bridge Street in Manchester. The driver of the other car -- 32-year-old Jason Williams -- purportedly attempted to stop Decoito from fleeing the scene by holding onto the suspect's vehicle. This resulted in him being dragged down the street.
"[It was a] very stupid to do it but the first reaction was, 'You aren't going anywhere,' and his car wasn't moving so I wasn't worried about getting dragged or anything bad happening," Williams said in an interview with WMUR-TV. "It just took off. It went from zero to 30 in .5 seconds. Next thing I knew, I'm running and I'm dragging my feet."
Williams ultimately let go of the vehicle and Decoito crashed into a parked car shortly after.
"I just whacked my head really good [...] I've got bruises on my waist and my hands and road rash everywhere but I'm still kicking," Williams told the source.
Decoito was treated for injuries at Catholic Medical Center and then transported to Valley Street Jail.
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