Mar 10, 2016 4:50 PM

Suspect in Boscawen stabbing arrested 2 hours later in Merrimack; charged with DWI

BOSCAWEN - A man who allegedly stabbed another resident outside Kapelli's Pizzeria in Boscawen was arrested in Merrimack two hours later after police there say he was driving while intoxicated.

Paul St. Jean, 37, of Boscawen, was held in the Hillsborough County jail on multiple charges stemming from that night and from previous offenses.

The victim in the stabbing was taken to Concord Hospital for treatment of a wound to the abdomen. Boscawen police say his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

St. Jean was picked up after Boscawen police put out a be-on-the-lookout warning for him. Merrimack police say were responding to a report of a suspicious person near 11 Kimberley Drive who was driving a black Nissan Cube. Merrimack police stopped the car on Daniel Webster Highway and realized he was the man sought in the stabbing in Boscawen.

They also discovered he was wanted on three warrants out of Concord and Merrimack district courts.

St. Jean was arrested and charged in Merrimack with drunken driving, a repeat offense, having an open container of alcohol, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving on a divided way, failing to display plates and driving with a suspended license.

He was arraigned on those charges on Wednesday.

St. Jean faces additional charges in Boscawen of second-degree assault, reckless conduct and criminal threatening.

St. Jean will be arraigned on the those charges Friday in Franklin Circuit Court.

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