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Hollis man accused of passing unloading school bus while intoxicated

Union Leader staff
September 03. 2018 2:56PM
JOSEPH DEMAIO (Hollis police)

HOLLIS - A Hollis man who witnesses said passed a school bus while students were unloading faces DUI and multiple other charges, police said Sunday.

Joseph Demaio, 21, was arrested Friday after police received multiple complaints about an erratic driver, police said in a release Sunday. Callers complained about a driver who failed to stop for a school bus stopped to disembark students in the area of Wheeler and Farley roads, the release said.

The driver attempted to elude pursuing police by turning onto a long common driveway, where he was eventually was stopped and it was determined he was impaired, police said.

Demaio is charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, disobeying a police officer, an open-container violation and unlawfully passing a school bus, police said.

Demaio was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear Sept. 12 in 9th Circuit Court in Nashua, police said.

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