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New Hampshire drunk driving arrest escalates from bad to worse

A New Hampshire man has been taken into custody on drunk driving charges. Allegedly, the man crashed his vehicle into a highway patrolman prior to his DUI arrest. The man's blood alcohol level was also allegedly over twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent at the time of his arrest.

According to an officer who was present for the incident, it was a dangerous situation. Police say that the man was creating tire smoke by spinning the wheels of his pickup truck. An officer approached the pickup truck to try to get him to stop, but he continued forward, and the officer was forced to jumped out of the way. Then, another officer tried to stop the vehicle ended up getting hit in the chest.

The man continued down the roadway along the road's shoulder until he collided with another vehicle approximately one mile away. He tried to escape, but police eventually chased him down and arrested him after several passersby captured and detained him. The man is currently being held on bond of $2,000; however, his defense attorney says that he is unlikely to pay the bond since the man is alleged to be indigent.

This drunk driving case is an excellent example of why it is so important to obey police officers during a New Hampshire arrest. Indeed, when accused individuals try to run from or escape from police, an incident can escalate to become very dangerous in no time. Failing to obey police can serve to escalate the severity of charges that may be brought against an individual as well. Still, regardless of the charges, anyone accused of a crime will have the right to obtain representation from a criminal defense attorney.

Source:, "Alleged drunken driver hits trooper, leads police on chase" Ray Brewer, Jul. 14, 2014

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