Man accused of crashing into Manchester home, causing gas leak, arrested
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GOFFSTOWN — A man has turned himself in to police after a car he had been driving crashed into a Manchester home Monday, causing a gas leak.
Police identified Joshua Benoit, 35, of Goffstown, as the suspected driver. Benoit turned himself in Thursday.
Police said Benoit fled the scene of a firearm brandishing incident and later crashed into a Manchester home and fled on foot.
The crash into the Manchester home caused a gas leak and damage to the home itself. The residents of the home and their two pets were evacuated safely by firefighters.
Goffstown police sought an arrest warrant for Benoit after the crash.
Benoit has been charged with felon in possession of a firearm 159:3, reckless operation 265:79, disobeying a police officer 265:4, resisting arrest or detention 642:2.
Benoit is being held on $5,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at Hillsborough County Superior Court North.