New Hampshire State Police Trooper Hit by Pickup at Hooksett Crash Scene
An alleged drunk driver slammed into the back of a parked New Hampshire State Police vehicle in Hooksett Wednesday night.
The trooper was responding to a crash on Hooksett Road at the junction of the I-93 southbound exit 9 on-ramp around 7:50 p.m. when a 2017 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Michael Pavletich, 22, of Hooksett hit the vehicle from behind, according to New Hampshire State Police.
The driver of the vehicle from the initial crash, Joyce Walton, 76, of Manchester, was sitting in the backseat, and the trooper were taken to Elliot Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.
DUI a Likely Factor in Crash
Pavletich was also taken to Elliot Hospital, but refused medical treatment. He was charged with suspicions of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. A preliminary investigation determined DUI was a factor in the crash, according to a preliminary investigation.
State Police asked any witnesses to the crash to call 603-223-8546.
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