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Alleged drunk driving perp was reckless, tried to evade cops

One type of drunk driver in New Hampshire  has no interest in hiding his/her inebriation. He or she does not try to hide anything, and in fact usually makes the police engage in a chase prior to conceding to an arrest for drunk driving. A 26-year-old woman from Strafford apparently did just that recently when police responded to a call of an erratic driver.

Police went to Milton Road by the Route 202 bypass on reports of a drunk driver. They say they observed the accused strike a black SUV and a black Hyundai that were being driven at the time. Both of those vehicles were crushed and totaled, and they had to be towed from the scene. The drivers reportedly did not receive any serious personal injuries.

The woman apparently then drove to a local park and crashed into another vehicle. Coming out of the park, police say she tried to evade them and ended up stuck in an embankment on a side road. The authorities arrested her for aggravated assault while intoxicated, three counts of reckless operation, transportation of alcohol, disobeying an officer and other charges.

Based on the published accounts of this arrest, the accused had a brazen way of crashing into other vehicles, almost as if she were showing off for the police. If true, it shows the kind of drunk driver that throws all cares to the winds when the whiskey is potent and the circumstances disorienting enough to support the drunk driver's fantasies. The accused operator also seems to have displayed no concern for her own life and safety.

Of course, New Hampshire law regarding drunk driving may mete out some stiff punishment on this matter due to the apparent reckless and wanton way the accused was driving. When there are accidents that accompany the drunk driving arrest, the punishment for the crime moves to a higher level of enforcement. Fortunately, without the added burden of personal injury to any of the victims, the accused may be able to dig her way out through a stronger commitment to rehabilitation, counseling and the like.

Source:, "Police: Drunk Driver Hit Multiple Cars While Evading Police", Rob Michaelson, Aug. 17, 2017

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