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For Immediate Release
June 28, 2020
For more information contact:
Trooper Matthew Bailey
603-223-4381
Matthew.Bailey@dos.nh.gov

Wrong Way Driver / DWI Arrest, Wrong Way Driver / DWI Arrest

booking photo of Adrienne Lessard

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, at approximately 11:57 p.m., Officer Stephen O' Connor of the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol was traveling southbound on Route 16 in the City of Portsmouth when he observed a 2017 Subaru Legacy facing the wrong way, stopped in the breakdown lane. Trooper Matthew Bailey of Troop-A was in the near vicinity and responded to investigate the incident.

The operator and lone occupant of the Subaru was identified by Trooper Bailey as, Adrienne LESSARD, age 33 of Dover, NH. During the process of this investigation, it was determined that LESSARD entered the Portsmouth Traffic Circle from the Route 1 Bypass South. After entering the traffic circle, LESSARD drove over the curbing and through the grass median, which separates the ramps to Route 16. She then started traveling northbound on Route 16 in the southbound lanes for approximately ½ mile before she ultimately stopped in the breakdown lane.
Through his interaction with LESSARD, Tr. Bailey observed signs of possible alcohol impairment and asked LESSARD to participate in field sobriety testing. At the conclusion of his investigation, Tr. Bailey arrested LESSARD for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Conduct.

LESSARD refused post-arrest alcohol testing and was transported to the Rockingham County Jail where she was released on bail. LESSARD is scheduled to appear at arraignment in the Rockingham Superior Court on July 9, 2020.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Tr. Matthew Bailey of the New Hampshire State Police, Troop-A Barracks at (603) 223-4381 or Matthew.Bailey@dos.nh.gov.

   
 
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