MANCHESTER, NH – Officer Thomas McAuliffe responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle at approximately 3:50 p.m. Nov. 29 on Candia Road, near Page Street. The motorcyclist was struck by a man operating a black vehicle, which was located minutes after the crash, a few blocks away.
Officers spoke with the 29-year-old victim as he was being treated by medical personnel. The victim, a Manchester resident, sustained a leg injury as a result of the crash and was transported to the Elliot Hospital for a non-life threatening injury.
The officers located a 2014 Ford Fusion and the operator, Jonathan Bush, 31, of Manchester, on Platts Avenue moments after the crash. Bush allegedly exited the vehicle prior to police arrival and urinated in the yard of a Platts Avenue home. A woman who witnessed Bush in front of her home advised police that he entered his heavily damaged vehicle and drove south on Platts Avenue shortly after urinating in her yard.
Officer McAuliffe spoke with Bush and noted he appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. He conducted a pat down search and located 4.3 grams of heroin and a syringe in Bush’s pants. Bush was arrested and charged with conduct after an accident; operating without a valid license; driving under the influence of liquor or drugs; possession of controlled drugs; falsifying physical evidence; and indecent exposure.
Bush received minor injuries as a result of the crash and was also transported to the Elliot Hospital for medical treatment. He was scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on November 30, 2017.