Damaged car leads to arrest of NH man charged with DWI
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HOOKSETT — Police charged a Bedford man with driving while intoxicated after noticing damage to his car.
An officer observed a blue Ford Taurus parked at the closed Sunoco gas station on Hooksett Road Sunday around 2 a.m. The officer observed that the car was running with its lights on and had fresh damage to its passenger front tire, police said.
The officer checked on the car and identified the operator as Roland Raiche, 46.
While speaking with Raiche, it allegedly became apparent that he was under the influence of alcohol. Raiche originally agreed to submit to standardized field sobriety tests but then refused and was subsequently placed under arrest, police said.
The officer transported him to the Hooksett Police Department where he allegedly refused further testing.
Raiche was charged with driving while intoxicated and was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail with a court date of July 19.