Crash alert: Mass. man charged with DUI after crash outside Pelham PD

PELHAM, NH – A man from Massachusetts is facing DUI charges after he allegedly crashed his vehicle outside of police headquarters in Pelham and then attempted to run from the scene early this morning.

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the crash happened on Marsh Road near the Pelham Town Hall at about 1:45 a.m., when the driver of a Ford pickup truck skidded while rounding the traffic circle, then crashed into a road sign. The vehicle then collided with a tree and a rock.

The driver, who was identified as 51-year-old Joseph Waelter, of North Andover, Massachusetts, reportedly attempted to flee the scene.

He was discovered by Sgt. Adam Thistle, who had come out to investigate after hearing a loud crash outside of the headquarters.

Waelter was then taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

He was not hurt in the crash.

Waelter was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for arraignment on October 13.

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