Elderly Man Injured In Tollbooth Crash: State Police Roundup

CONCORD, NH — An elderly driver from North Conway was injured and taken to the hospital crashing at a tollbooth in Rochester Thursday. The driver, 65, was in a Subaru Impreza driving north on Route 16 when, according to New Hampshire State Police, he attempted to change lanes, drove into a concrete barrier, and went airborne at just after 1 p.m. After that, the Subaru struck a 2019 Chevrolet van being driven by a woman from Barrington.

The Subaru rested on its side and the driver was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital by Rochester EMTs. State police did not report whether or not the woman was injured during the incident.

State police were assisted at the scene by Rochester firefighters and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation, according to Lt. John Hennessey of Troop A. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Trooper Daniel Peete, New Hampshire State Police, Troop-A, at 603-223-8490 or Daniel.Peete@dos.nh.gov.

More Commercial Vehicles Stopped

On Tuesday, state troopers were in Ossipee conducting commercial motor vehicle enforcement when they stopped a 2018 Chevrolet box truck on Route 25, reportedly without a U.S. Department Transportation number. The vehicle was pulled over and inspected. The driver, Juan Yupangui, 39, of Ecuador, “did not possess a valid driver’s license, his driving privileges were suspended, was unable to communicate in English as required of commercial motor vehicle operators, and was not medically qualified to drive the vehicle,” according to Lt. Andrew Player of Troop G. Four individuals were also found in the cargo area of the vehicle and not wearing seatbelts as required, according to a report.

An inspection of the truck reportedly found numerous infractions including worn tires, cords that were exposed, and tires that were contacted each other on a rear axle, and the anti-lock braking system was not functioning properly.

Yupangui was charged with operating after suspension.

During the investigation, the owner of the company, Juan Quizhpi, 26, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, arrived in a 2017 F-350 truck. His truck, according to Player, also failed to display the company name and US DOT information. The vehicle also did not have proof of inspection, didn’t have a fire extinguisher, and the company failed to correct issues cited in a previous motor vehicle inspection, state police reported. Quizhpi was also accused of not having possession of a medical certificate. He was cited to appear in court in February.

During the investigations, a third contractor arrived at the site. Andrew Averill, 48, of Hollis, Maine, was driving a 2018 GMC Sierra that also was not properly marked and was not inspected, according to Player. Averill, state police said, also didn’t possess his medical certification — something he was previously cited for. He was given a summons and is also due in court in February.

Man Accused Of Submitting False ID

A Nashua man was arrested on tampering with public and private records and driver’s license prohibition after an incident at the Nashua Division of Motor Vehicles Monday.

State police were called to the DMV to investigate a man who appeared to have a fraudulent driver’s license. State police were eventually able to identify the driver as Julio Garcia Diaz, 35, of Nashua. State troopers accused him of presenting an application for a driver’s license along with a Puerto Rican driver’s license to clerks.

“Both displayed indicators of potential fraud,” according to Player.

As they furthered the investigation, troopers learned that Diaz “had not held a valid license since 2010 and that the license presented was fraudulent.”

Diaz was arrested and is due in court on March 4.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper First Class Aaron Richards at 603-223-8778 or by email at Aaron.Richards@dos.nh.gov.

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Troop A Blotter

Josue Hernandez, 33, of Lawrence, MA, was arrested on Jan. 5 on two DUI charges and a suspension of vehicle registration charge on Interstate 95 in Hampton.

Xavier Lugo, 31, of East Hartford, Connecticut, and Mark Diaz, 25, of Hartford, CT, were arrested on Jan. 5 on a possession of a controlled drug-sale, etc. charge each on I-95 North in Portsmouth.

Benson Prien, 45, of Danvers, MA, was arrested on Jan. 4 on a DUI charge on I-95 South near Exit 3A.

Gabriella Mumu, 23, of Dover, was arrested on Jan. 4 on an operating without a valid license charge on I-95 South in North Hampton.

Carlos Jarama-Pintado, 28, of Brockton, MA, was arrested on an operating without a valid license charge on Route 16 South in Dover on Jan. 3.

Michael Fryou, 42, of Dover, was arrested on Jan. 3 on a driving after revocation or suspension charge on Redden Street in Dover.

Brendan Queally, 63, of Wrentham, MA, was arrested on a DUI charge on Jan. 3 on I-95 South in Hampton.

Troop B Blotter

Tyler Stogniew, 29, of Hudson, was arrested on Jan. 9 on speeding-16 to 20 mph over 55 limit and DUI-second offense charges as well as a lane control violation on I-93 South near the lower split in Manchester.

Brent Dyjak, 26, of Weare, was arrested on Jan. 9 on driving after revocation or suspension and conduct after an accident charges on I-293 North near the Exit 1 onramp in Manchester.

Michael Beaudet, 48, of Tyngsborough, MA, was arrested on a negligent driving charge on the Everett Turnpike North in Merrimack on Jan. 8.

Jeffrey Descoteaux, 30, of Pittsfield, was arrested on a theft of services charge-less than $1,000 charge on I-293 North in Hooksett on Jan. 8.

Christopher Troncoso Pimentel, 21, of Nashua, was arrested on Jan. 7 on an operating without a valid license charge on the Everett Turnpike South near the tolls in Bedford.

Keith King, 46, of Manchester, was arrested on a bench warrant at the Elliott parking lot in Manchester on Jan. 7.

Andres Machao Baque, 33, of Manchester, was arrested on an operating without a valid license charge on Everett Turnpike North in Bedford.

Jamie Schmdit, 45, of Manchester, was arrested on Jan. 6 on driving after revocation or suspension and suspension of vehicle registration on I-93 South near the Exit 8 offramp in Manchester.

Vivian Rodriguez, 31, of Nashua, was arrested on an operation without a valid license charge on I-93 North in Manchester.

Phylicia Smith, 34, of Manchester, was arrested on Jan. 5 on driving after revocation or suspension, suspension of vehicle registration, and unregistered motor vehicle charges on I-93 North in Londonderry.

Cristal Harmon, 39, of Salem, was arrested on Jan. 5 on domestic violence-simple assault and two criminal mischief charges. Also arrested was Michael McCarthy, 38, of Salem, on a domestic violence-simple assault charge. They were arrested on I-293 South in Manchester.

Adrien Hobbs, 35, of Derry, was arrested on DUI and DUI-adult greater than 0.08 charge on I-93 North near Exit 3 in Windham on Jan. 4.

Kenneth Lakeman, 61, of Auburn, was arrested on Jan. 4 on DUI and reckless operation charges on I-93 South in Londonderry.

Laura Martyn, 28, of Methuen, MA, was arrested on a DUI-second offense charge on I-93 South in Manchester on Jan. 4.

Audrey Russell, 20, of Manchester, was arrested on Jan. 3 on driving after revocation or suspension and uninspected vehicle charges on I-93 South in Londonderry.

Jean Benoit, 32, of Greenville, was arrested on Jan. 5 on a simple assault charge on Adams Hill Road in Greenville.

Troop D Blotter

Michael Roesel, 49, of Loudon, was arrested on Jan. 9 on DUI and DUI-adult greater than 0.08 charges on Fort Eddy Road under I-393 in Concord.

Richard Hough, 52, of Burlington, was arrested on Jan. 9 on DUI, DUI-second offense, and operating with an expired license charges as well as open container and following too closely violations on I-89 North in Sutton.

Paul Deluca, 49, of Nashua, was arrested on DUI and DUI-adult greater than 0.08 charges on I-93 North near Exit 13 in Concord.

Kenneth Tozier, 32, of Methuen, MA, was arrested on Jan. 6 on a driving after revocation or suspension charge on I-93 North in Hooksett.

Edward Talbot, 77, of Meredith, was arrested on a DUI charge on I-93 North in Concord on Jan. 7.

Jeffrey Kiernan, 30, of Milford, MA, was arrested on Jan. 7 on DUI, DUI-second offense, and DUI-third offense charges on Intervale Road in Canterbury.

Marie Collins, 34, of Raymond, was arrested on Jan. 6 on aggravated DUI-0.16+, DUI, DUI-adult greater than 0.08, driving after revocation or suspension, and three breach of bail charges as well as open container and lane control violations. She was arrested on Route 4 in Danbury.

Jared Frost, 19, of Andover, was arrested on Jan. 6 on a transport alcohol by a minor charge on Route 11 in Andover.

Melissa Coffey, 38, of Concord, was arrested on Jan. 6 on DUI and possession of marijuana charges as well as a yellow/solid line violation on I-93 North in Sanbornton.

Eric Czerwinski, 50, of Woburn, MA, was arrested on a DUI charge on I-93 South near Exit 22 in Sanbornton on Jan. 5.

Cheryl Mason, 47, of Canaan, was arrested on Jan. 4 on a bench warrant on Route 4 near Exit 19 and I-89 in Lebanon.

Roberts Nee, 53, of Holbrook, MA, was arrested on Jan. 3 on a DUI charge and an open container violation on Route 3 South in Boscawen.

Karlene Gagne, 49, of Wells, Vermont, was arrested on two bench warrants on Jan. 3 on I-89 South in Sutton.

Matthew Robie, 34, of Hill, was arrested on Jan. 3 on DUI-second offense, motor vehicle not equipped with alcohol interlock device, and two driving after revocation or suspension charges on I-93 North in Hooksett.

Christopher Boswell, 57, of Henniker, was arrested on Jan. 6 on a possession of a controlled drug-heroin/crack charge on I-89 North near Exit 2 in Concord.

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