An off-duty firefighter in Nashua was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after he crashed into a car driven by the mayor of Nashua at the corner of Lake and Pine streets, according to a recent news story released by WMUR. Both drivers and the mayor’s passenger were wearing their seat belts and suffered no injuries.
The firefighter was charged with a DWI second offense, since he previously pleaded guilty to another DWI charge in 2009. He was released on bail and is expected to appear in court in November. The fire department has not said whether the charge will affect the firefighter’s employment.
A conviction for a second New Hampshire DWI carries harsher penalties than the first conviction. These include a mandatory jail sentence, mandatory treatment that the driver must pay for, and a mandatory loss of your drivers’ license for at least three years. You may also be required to attend the Multiple Offender Intervention Detention Program and pay over $2,000 in fines.