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For Immediate Release
May 9, 2019
For more information contact:
Trooper Edward Horton
603-223-8494
edward.horton@dos.nh.gov

Motor Vehicle Crash – DUID Arrest, Croydon

photo of damaged nissan altima

On Thursday May 9, 2019 at approximately 05:15 a.m., the New Hampshire State Police-Troop C responded to a motor vehicle collision which occurred on Route 10 in the town of Croydon, NH. The crash was located in the area of Spectacle Pond and initial information indicated the vehicle was partially in the pond.

Once on scene, it was determined that the collision had occurred at approximately 12:00 a.m. and involved a 2008 Nisan Altima which had been operated by Elizabeth Ball, age 24, of Newport, NH. Ball was seated in the operator's seat when first responders arrived on scene. There were no other occupants.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the Altima was southbound on Route 10 when it crossed into the northbound lane of travel before leaving the roadway and colliding with a tree stump near the edge of the pond. As a result of the collision, Ball received serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Ball was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. Ball was released on personal recognizance to be arraigned on the aforementioned charge in Sullivan County Superior Court on May 15, 2019.

Assisting on scene were members of the Newport Police Department, Croydon Fire Department, Grantham Fire Department and New London Ambulance.

   
 
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