On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, a Manchester police officer was arrested for DWI following a serious motor vehicle accident. The crash occurred around 7 p.m. near exit 6 in Manchester, N.H. The investigation reveals that two cars were involved in the crash. Witnesses to the crash say the off-duty police officer was traveling over 100 miles per hour. The force of the collision was significant causing the second vehicle, driven by Heather Oregan of Hudson, to veer off the road before crashing into a bridge abutment. Both drivers were transported to Elliott Hospital and were treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash scene was immediately blocked off and the State Police Technical Accident Reconstruction (TAR) Team was called to the scene to reconstruct the accident. At this time, the cause of the collision remains under investigation while a review of the evidence is being conducted.
The Manchester police officer involved was arrested and charged with felony Reckless Conduct, contrary to NH RSA 631:3, and Driving While Intoxicated, contrary to NH RSA 265-A:2.
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