Police: NH driver caught with open bottle of vodka after call from parent at bus stop
EXETER — Police arrested an Exeter man after a concerned parent waiting at an elementary school bus stop reported a possible drunken driver.
The parent told police they saw a silver SAAB speeding and traveling straight through several stop signs in the Jady Hill Avenue neighborhood Tuesday. The driver also had difficulty making one of the turns, said the reporting parent.
Two officers found the car on Jady Hill Avenue near Jady Hill Circle and made a traffic stop. They determined that the driver — Joseph M. Nemetz, 43 — was impaired after consuming alcohol. Police allegedly located an open bottle of vodka in the center console of the car.
Officers charged him with a class A misdemeanor driving while intoxicated — second offense, after learning that he had previously been convicted of DWI in 2010. He also faces a violation charge of transporting alcoholic beverages.
Nemetz allegedly refused to cooperate with the booking process, so officials transferred him to the Rockingham County jail. He later had someone post bail. He has an arraignment scheduled for Oct. 12.