Pedestrian dragged by car arrested, faces gun charge

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Manchester PD LogoA pedestrian hospitalized early Aug. 3 after being dragged by a car has been charged. The update from Manchester Police follows, with the original story below.

Update: Aug. 4, 2014, 10 a.m.:

Police have identified the pedestrian involved in this Aug. 3 incident as Eric Rynasko, 30, of Manchester. Rynasko remains in the ICU and has been charged with criminal threatening and reckless conduct, both felonies.

Police say Rynasko was armed with a firearm during the altercation with the driver in which he allegedly handled the firearm in a reckless manner before pointing the firearm at the driver. The firearm was recovered after officers arrived on Ashland Street early Sunday morning.

The driver of the Mazda was interviewed later August 3 by police. That person’s name, and that of a female passenger are still being withheld by police as the investigation continues. The driver and passenger were not injured.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711.

Original story below, posted Aug. 3, 2014:

A man is hospitalized with a serious head injury after being dragged by a motorist early Sunday morning. The motorist involved is wanted by police for questioning.

Police say at about 2 a.m. on Aug. 3 officers responded to Ashland and Amherst streets for a report of an injured man in the road.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police say the injured person found in the roadway had an altercation with another man who was driving a 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV, who drove away from the scene dragging the victim along the side of the vehicle for about 30 feet before the victim fell to the ground, suffering a serious head injury.

The victim was transported to the Elliot Hospital. His name is being withheld at this time. The Mazda was recovered in Manchester and the driver is wanted for questioning.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation by the Manchester Police Traffic Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711.



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