Jan 10, 2016 8:45 AM

Manchester man charged with DWI after Hooksett police say he ran red light, hit another car


HOOKSETT - A Manchester man faces drunken driving charges after police say he ran a red light and hit another car at the intersection of Main Street and West River Road on Saturday evening.

Police say Joshua Partington, 31, was heading south on West River Road when he ran the light and hit a driver turning from Main Street onto West River Road. No one was injured in the crash.

During the investigation, police say they detected the smell of alcohol on Partington's breath. Partington refused to take a field sobriety test, police said, and was arrested for driving under the influence. During the booking process, he did agree to a breath test, which showed a breath alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and cited for failing to stop at a red light and driving a car without a valid inspection. He was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Hooksett District Court on Jan. 26.


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