Hudson law enforcement say that a Nashua, New Hampshire man has been arrested for drunk driving charges after he rear-ended another vehicle at a high rate of speed. Police were called to Lowell Road, in Hudson, around 5:30 p.m. in response to a two-car accident. A 2018 Toyota Camry rear-ended a 2018 Subaru Impreza as it was traveling as it was heading north on Lowell Road at a high rate of speed.
Some of the dangers involved with riding a motorcycle may be clearer than others. Motorcyclists should, of course, be ever vigilant but they are unable to control every factor they may face while driving. Dangerous road conditions can creep up on a motorcycle driver in no time and it is an important part of motorcycle safety to review what types of hazardous roadways may be lurking.
Hazardous Roadways in New Hampshire
Some of the most dangerous roads in New Hampshire cannot be avoided or controlled by motorcyclists. Often, roadways that become hazardous to motorcyclists may be due to construction, neglect to upkeep roadways causing potholes, and even inclement weather can turn a roadway dangerous. The New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles motorcycle safety training utilizes the Motorcycle Safety Foundation “Motorcycle Operator Manual” for New Hampshire motorcycle training courses. The manual outlines some of the most prominent dangerous roadway conditions for motorcycle operators.
A woman driving on Route 9, near Nelson, New Hampshire, was involved in a head-on collision that resulted in the serious injury of two people traveling in the vehicle she struck. New Hampshire State Police say that the woman was driving east on Route 9, under the influence of alcohol and using an electronic mobile device, when the accident occurred. She was charged with Aggravated DWI and vehicular assault.
Aggravated DWI in New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, a person is guilty of “Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated” if a person drives, operates, or attempts to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, or any substance that impairs the person’s ability to drive, or has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more and at the time alleged:
- “Drives or operates at a speed more than 30 miles per hour in excess of the speed limit;
- Causes a motor vehicle, boating, or OHRV collision resulting in serious bodily injury to the person or another;
- Attempts to elude pursuit by a law enforcement officer by increasing speed, extinguishing headlamps or, in the case of a boat, navigational lamps while still in motion, or abandoning a vehicle, boat, or OHRV while being pursued; or
- Carries as a passenger a person under the age of 16.”
A jury convicted a Manchester, New Hampshire man of drug trafficking this week. Police came to the man’s house after he was shot during a home invasion. When police asked to search the premises, the man refused. Police obtained a search warrant and found 5.5 ounces of crack cocaine, as well as $600 cash in a safe within the home.
The man represented himself in court, remarking in his opening statement to the jury that the police would not be able to prove that he possessed any drugs. Ultimately, that same jury convicted the man on the charge of trafficking crack cocaine. Due to the fact that he has prior possession charges, the man could face a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Drug Possession in New Hampshire
Just as the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a DWI Detection Process for motor vehicles, they have also created specific guidelines in the “Detection of DWI Motorcyclists.” The creation of this guide came in response to law enforcement officers believing it to be impossible to distinguish between impaired and unimpaired motorcyclists. NHSTA researchers analyzed over 1000 motorcyclist DWI arrest reports and interviewed law enforcement personnel in order to compile a list of 100 cues that had already been used by officers in the identification of impaired motorcyclists.
The NHTSA conducted two field studies on 50 different sites throughout the United States and the compilation of the results allowed researchers to highlight the most effective cues available and as a result produced the “Motorcycle DWI Detection” Guide. Out of the 100 cues compiled by NHTSA, 14 cues have a higher probability to discriminate between impaired or unimpaired motorcycle operation.
DWI/DUI detection procedures are set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and documented in the NHTSA “DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)” Participant Manual. When talking about a DWI/DUI in New Hampshire, the acronym DWI means “driving while impaired” and is synonymous with DUI, “driving under the influence.”
Pedestrian accidents can be among the most severe types of personal injuries that you can suffer. Getting hit by a car -– even a car that was only traveling very slowly -– can lead to significant injuries because pedestrians are utterly without protection and cars are massive. Even the smallest vehicle on the roads today can weigh more than 2,500 pounds, while bigger ones like SUVs can be as heavy as 7,000. The force of all of this weight makes getting hit by one of these vehicles rarely a trivial affair.
Getting compensated for the injuries that you suffer in a pedestrian accident is crucial to ensure you make a full recovery and get back on your feet. The personal injury attorneys at the Manchester, New Hampshire office of Tenn And Tenn, PA can help.
Pedestrian Accidents Happen Constantly
Two people in Manchester are facing serious criminal charges after police searched their home and found large amounts of drugs and cash. While the details are sketchy at this point, the search seems to have been initiated after the couple’s 2-year-old son was hospitalized after being found unresponsive on their couch.
The incident highlights how quickly police can invade your right to privacy.
Couple Faces Drug Charges
The terrible situation began on Friday, May 25, 2018, when the parents of a 2-year-old child found him unresponsive on a couch in their Manchester, New Hampshire home. They rushed the boy to the Catholic Medical Center, where they told the staff that the child might have eaten dry wall from a small plastic bag in their home.
New Hampshire’s attempt to cut down on distracted driving car accidents led to the passage of a “hands-free” law that prohibits using any hand-held device while driving. These include cellphones, GPS devices, and tablets.
The law, codified at N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 265:79-c, went into effect in July 2015, and made New Hampshire the 15th state to have one. Violating it came with a $100 fine for a first offense. The fine increased to $250 fine for a second offense within 24 months, and then a $500 fine for a third offense.
But has the law worked? The results are inconclusive.
Police: Steep Decline in Fatal Crashes Due to Hands-Free Law
According to the police, the law is working wonders on the roads of our state. In an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio, Matt Shapiro, a major in the New Hampshire State Police, claimed that there was “clear evidence” that the law was working.
Two people suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries when they were involved in a car accident with a moose. The incident highlights how dangerous a crash with a wild animal can be.
Car Hits Moose: Two Hurt
The incident happened on May 26, 2018, in Campton, New Hampshire.
The driver and a passenger of a Mini Cooper were traveling northbound on Interstate 93 when a moose appeared in front of them on the roadway. The driver was not able to avoid hitting the moose head-on, and ended up driving into the trees on the side of the highway after the collision.
While the driver was able to walk away from the crash, the passenger was trapped inside the vehicle. People who stopped to help after the crash were able to pry the roof far enough to get the passenger out of the car.