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For Immediate Release
September 8, 2019
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Trooper Peter Sankowich

Wrong Way Driver, Route 16, Dover, NH

booking photo of Theresa Ronco

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, at approximately 03:10 a.m., Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police Troop A were alerted by concerned motorists of a wrong way driver on Interstate 95 in the Town of Greenland. It was reported that a SUV type vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of travel, in the vicinity of Mile Marker 11. As Troopers responded to the area, additional callers notified Troop-A that this SUV was now northbound on Route 16 in the southbound lanes.

The Dover tollbooth on Route 16 was notified and was asked to hold all southbound traffic. Trooper Peter Sankowich, one of the responding troopers located the vehicle as it was approaching the Dover tolls and was able to stop it. During the course of this motor vehicle stop Tr. Sankowich observed multiple signs of alcohol impairment and after a roadside investigation the operator, identified as Theresa RONCO, age 47, of South Portland, Maine was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

She was subsequently transported to the Newington Police Department for processing and was later released on bail. RONCO is scheduled to appear in the Strafford Superior Court on September 19, 2019 for arraignment on the charges of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Conduct.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Tr. Peter Sankowich of the New Hampshire State Police, Troop-A Barracks at (603)679-3333 or

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