HOOKSETT -- A Hooksett man is facing multiple charges following a Friday incident that began with a report of him falling out of a vehicle that then rolled into a utility pole.
Police said they received the report of the man falling out of the vehicle at 7:29 a.m. Friday. When they arrived at the scene, police said the man provided them with a fake name.
Police were able to identify the man as Francis Bemis, 58, of Hooksett. According to police, Bemis had "three electronic bench warrants out of Derry, Manchester and Merrimack Courts for driving offenses, a no bail warrant out of the Hillsborough County for theft related offenses, and a fully extraditable warrant out of New York City for burglary."
Police said the license plates on the vehicle did not belong to the vehicle and it was "displaying a fake inspection sticker that appeared to be home made."
Bemis was charged with being a fugitive from justice, obstructing government administration, disobeying an officer, driving after revocation-DUI related, false inspection sticker, and misuse of plates, along with the arrest warrants.
Bemis was taken Hooksett District Court for arraignment at 1 p.m. and was held on the fugitive from justice charge. He was then taken to the Merrimack County House of Corrections.
On Saturday, police executed a search warrant on the vehicle that Bemis was driving. They found an a 12-gauge shotgun and five shotgun shells.
"Bemis is a convicted felon and has numerous felony convictions to include arson, burglary and possession of controlled drugs," police said in a press release. "Additional charges will be pending."