Woman Mows Down Rochester, New Hampshire, Bus Stop Shelter, Man Injured
A Rochester woman police say was using her cell phone while driving the under the influence smashed into a COAST bus stop, injuring a man standing inside on Sunday night.
Rochester Police said Elizabeth Laroche, 22, of Strafford was driving a black Jeep Cherokee south on Wakefield Street near the Rochester Community Center and McDonald's when she veered to the side into the bus stop just after 8 p.m., completely destroying the stop. Photos show the bus shelter flattened and scattered on the street and sidewalk.
A man standing inside at the time, Timothy Umling, 60, of Rochester, was alert when first responders arrived but was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital for further evaluation.
Laroche was charged with driving under the influence, reckless operation, and use of electronic mobile devices while driving. Laroche was released on bail and has a court date on November 30.
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