MANCHESTER, NH – On March 3 at around 8:30 a.m. Dunbarton Police received a report of a stolen vehicle that was taken from a residence on Twist Hill Road. The vehicle, a green 2001 Honda Accord with Massachusetts license plates, was reportedly stolen from the driveway sometime overnight.
Through the course of a follow-up investigation, Dunbarton Police identified the suspect as Daniel Fortin, 20, no fixed address. Dunbarton Police learned that after taking the vehicle, Fortin reportedly crashed at the intersection of Amory and McGregor streets in Manchester around 12:30 a.m. on March 3. He was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated by Manchester Police.
The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and was towed from the scene. The vehicle was ultimately located at a tow company lot in Manchester. Dunbarton Police obtained an arrest warrant for Fortin and on March 4 charged him with unauthorized use of a vehicle.
If convicted, Fortin faces up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Fortin refused the services of a bail commissioner and was held at the Merrimack County House of Corrections. He will be arraigned in Concord District Court on March 6. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed, police said.