NH man arrested after crashing into parked vehicle, 2 utility poles
ROCHESTER — A man was arrested Friday after causing three separate accidents and fleeing the scenes while intoxicated, police said.
Rochester police said emergency crews responded to Walnut Street at about 12:01 a.m. for a series of hit and run collisions that they learned all involved the same vehicle.
The first collision involved another vehicle that was parked on the side of the road. The vehicle was hit from behind and suffered minor damage to the body.
The second collision was about a third of a mile down the road and involved a utility pole. The vehicle had struck the pole and caused a large section to break away from it. The wires remained mostly in tact and suspended above the ground, and police said power was not immediately interrupted. The utility pole had to be replaced and a section of the roadway near 86 Walnut Street was still closed as of 7:35 a.m. Police said the road could be closed for several more hours.
Police said about 2 miles away from the second collision; a third collision occurred at the intersection of Walnut Street and Estes Road. The vehicle hit another utility pole, this time causing some power interruptions in the area.
A 2014 Jeep Patriot was still at the scene and heavily damaged, according to police.
Police located Stevie Coletti, 21 of Strafford, a short distance from the scene and determined that he was the driver of the Jeep. The airbags were deployed and it was not immediately known if Coletti had been wearing a seatbelt during any of the collisions.
He was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Coletti was later arrested and charged with driving under the influence and three counts of conduct after an accident, all misdemeanors.
Coletti was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in the 7th Circuit District Division Court-Rochester on June 12, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.