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Hampton man arrested after Route 16 crash

DOVER - A Seacoast man is facing a drunken driving charge after he rolled his car on Route 16, near Exit 9.

Police said James Desrosiers, 37, of Hampton was heading south on Route 16 about 5:45 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his 2007 Honda Accord and struck a guardrail. The car rolled over the guardrail that separates the north and southbound lanes, and landed facing south on the northbound side of the highway.

Witnesses told police Desrosiers was traveling at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash.

He was taken to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital with what state police describe as moderate injuries.

Desrosiers was later arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Police said both speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash which remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Trooper Christopher Storm at 223-8490 or email him at .


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