NH fire chief charged with driving while intoxicated following crash

FREMONT, N.H. (WHDH) - A fire chief in New Hampshire is facing a driving while intoxicated charge after police say he hit a vehicle before crashing into a utility pole.

Fremont police officers responding to a reported rollover accident in the area of Main Street (Route 107) and Kelsey Drive about 9:36 p.m. Friday found a 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant resting against a utility pole off the southbound lane of Route 107 and a 2013 Ford F-350 pickup truck on its side near the southbound lane, according to police.

Officers determined that William Campbell, 49, of Fremont, was traveling north on Main Street when his vehicle apparently crossed the center line and struck the Mitsubishi, which spun around and hit a utility pole.

Campbell’s truck then exited the southbound lane, striking and breaking a utility pole, according to police.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, Joshua Goucher, 18, and a female passenger, whose name was not released, were taken to a local hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released, police said.

Campbell was placed under arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated, according to police.

A Brentwood fire chief and Nashua fire lieutenant, Campbell is scheduled to be arraigned in Brentwood District Court on Oct. 18.

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