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For Immediate Release
April 7, 2018
For more information contact:
Trooper Nicholas Post

Wrong Way Driver-DUI, Interstate 93, Bow

On April 7, 2018 at approximately 0445hours troopers from NH State Police Troop D were responding to a call for service when they encountered a wrong way driver on Interstate 93 North in Concord, NH. Troopers Post and Petrillo were able to avoid collision with the vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lane and communicate to other troopers in the area of the hazard.

Sergeant Vincent Grieco made contact with the vehicle on Interstate 93 North in Bow and attempted to stop the wrong way vehicle. The vehicle again failed to stop and narrowly avoided colliding with the cruiser.

Trooper Pratt was able to stop northbound traffic and preserve the safety of the motoring public while Sergeant Grieco was able to change direction of travel and parallel the vehicle on Interstate 93, eventually getting the vehicle to come to a stop.

The operator, identified as Allen Peterson, 26, of Manchester, NH was taken into custody without incident.

Peterson faces charges of DUI, Reckless Operation and Disobeying a Police Officer. He was released on bail and is currently awaiting arraignment out of the 6th Circuit Concord District Court.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Nicholas Post at 603-223-4381.

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