MANCHESTER, NH – On September 10, 2017 at approximately 12:45 a.m. Officer William Regan observed a motor vehicle operating erratically in the vicinity of Depot and Auburn streets. He attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop and address the manner of operation; however the operator of the vehicle, later identified as Joseph Reynolds, 35, of Manchester, attempted to elude Officer Regan while traveling west on Granite Street.
Reynolds accelerated while traveling in the area of South Main and Milford streets before losing control of his vehicle and striking a curb and decorative stone in front of Phil and Son Auto on Milford Street. His 2009 Hyundai Sonata flipped over the stone and ultimately landed on top of an unoccupied vehicle. The owner of the other vehicle, a 2003 Buick, was notified of the incident as both vehicles sustained heavy damage.
Officers arrived on scene and made several attempts to remove Reynolds from the inverted vehicle. Officer William Regan used a tool to break the window of the car in an attempt to remove Reynolds, who police say was intoxicated. They safely pulled him out of the vehicle and placed him into custody. Reynolds was transported to Catholic Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released to police custody.
Reynolds was charged with reckless conduct, aggravated operating under the influence of liquor, and disobeying a police officer. He is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on September 11, 2017.