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Boscawen man faces DWI, drug, stolen car charges after arrests in afternoon, then next morning

New Hampshire Union Leader

June 25. 2018 1:07PM


CONCORD — A Boscawen man faces driving while intoxicated, drug possession and other charges after being arrested twice in less than 24 hours.

Benjamin Benoit, 33, was arrested at the Circle K gas station in Bow about 2:50 p.m. Thursday after somebody called about a man nodding off in the driver’s seat of a car, police said in a release Monday.

After being booked and processed, Benoit was released on $7,000 personalrecognizance bail, only to be arrested again at a gas station in Concord about 8:35 a.m. Friday, police said.

“That’s a pretty short turnaround,” said Concord police spokesman Lt. Sean Ford.

Benoit’s second arrest occurred after a call to the Cumberland Farms at 196 N. Main St., about somebody who had passed out in a car, police said.

Officers found Benoit inside a Nissan Altima.

The owner of the car told police he didn’t know Benoit, who was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of stolen property and breaching bail conditions, police said.

Officers determined Benoit had been using some kind of opioid as well as methamphetamine, a dangerous combination police have been seeing more of, Ford said.

He was released again on $3,500 personal recognizance bail and scheduled for another court appearance on July 12, one week after the first.

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