2 NH men arrested after alleged drunken pickup truck race, crash into pond
HOOKSETT—Two men were arrested for allegedly racing their pickup trucks while drunk, with one man crashing into a pond.
Police received simultaneous calls for a rollover crash and two racing pickup trucks about 11:20 p.m. Sunday near 68 Auburn Road. When officers arrived at the scene they found one truck had apparently crashed into a tree and flipped over and the second truck had followed the first and had continued into a pond.
Officers suspected both drivers, Timothy Gagne, 33, of Manchester and Thomas Pepin, 32, of Hooksett, to be under the influence of alchohol.
Gagne was taken to a hospital for serious injuries. While there he agreed to a blood test which. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. He was released at the hospital on $5,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear in Merrimack County Superior Court on September 28.
Pepin took a field sobriety test and was subsequently taken to the Hooksett Police Department where he agreed to a breath test. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and was released on $2,500 personal recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in Hooksett District Court on September 20.