New Hampshire’s Spaulding Turnpike Closes After Driver Hits Guardrail
A Rochester man under the influence of drugs lost control of his car on the Spaulding Turnpike late Tuesday night, slamming into a guard rail and spreading debris all over the roadway, according to New Hampshire State Police.
Marshall L. Stansbury, 19, was heading south on Route 16 driving a 2012 Subaru Legacy and went to the left on a right curve around Exit 9 (Route 9) in Dover around 11:50 p.m. The car hit the guardrail and spun around several times before hitting the guardrail a second time, causing damage. It became disabled and blocked both lanes.
The road was closed for about two hours to repair damage to the guardrail and remove pieces of the car.
Stansbury was not injured in the crash. He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, reckless operation, and highway markings.
Impairment and distraction were determined to be contributors to the crash.
Witnesses to the crash are asked to call State Police at 603-224-4381.