MANCHESTER, NH – Two people were arrested for driving while intoxicated Thursday – a man involved in a crash and a woman passing the crash scene, who failed to heed police detours.
At about 10:50 p.m. Paul Latulippe, 52, of Manchester allegedly lost control of his 1991 Chevrolet pick-up truck while traveling west on Varney Street, and failed to navigate the turn on to Riddle Street.
He drove over a Riddle Street curb, struck a utility pole and ultimately crashed into the side of a house located at 21 Riddle St. The homeowner, who was inside at the time of the crash, was not injured and there was no major damage to the residence. The truck sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the scene.
Latulippe received treatment for a non-life threatening leg injury at Catholic Medical Center and was issued a white summons for operating under the influence of alcohol after Officer Mark Aquino determined he was driving under the influence at the time of the crash. Latulippe is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on April 18, 2018.
A second person was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol after she drove around a police cruiser preventing traffic from entering the original crash scene at 12:20 a.m. Friday.
Brittney Dickson, 30, of Manchester, allegedly ignored the fully-marked police cruiser blocking westbound traffic on Varney Street at Main Street, and continued driving west on Varney Street toward the Eversource workers as they prepared to replace the broken telephone pole.
After Dickson drove around the police cruiser blocking the roadway, Sgt. Derek Sullivan attempted to stop Dickson to prevent her from entering the crash scene. Sgt. Sullivan activated his audible siren several times before Dickson stopped her 2008 Ford Edge.
Sgt. Sullivan stopped her on Varney Street as she approached the area of the broken telephone pole and immediately noticed signs of impairment. Dickson was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and later released on a white summons. She is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on April 20, 2018.
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