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Man Accused of Hitting Police Cruiser While Driving Under the Influence

Associated Press

February 15, 2011

NORTHFIELD, N.H.—A Manchester man has been arrested on drunken driving and other charges after police say he struck the side of a state police cruiser on Interstate 93.

A trooper was sitting in his cruiser with the emergency lights on on the side of the interstate on Sunday when he said a passing vehicle hit the front driver side of the cruiser. The trooper said the vehicle — a Chevy Lumina — continued without stopped.

No injuries were reported.

The vehicle was pulled over more than a mile south of the accident.

The driver — 26-year-old David Gile — faces charges of driving while intoxicated, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle and conduct after an accident.

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