A New Hampshire man was charged with alleged driving after he crashed his car on Route 101 Saturday.

According to New Hampshire state police, an officer responded to a report of a crash on Route 101 in the area of Exit 10 around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday.

When the officer arrived, he found the car in the median facing south, up against the guardrail. The car had significant damage as a result of the crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver, 33-year-old Randy Sprague of Epping, was driving westbound when he drifted off to the right side of the road.

Sprague hit and destroyed a Route 101 West sign, and then drove across the two westbound lanes and struck the center median head on.

According to police, witnesses saw a man standing by the car just before the officer arrived, but there was no driver immediately found.

State police conducted a K9 search for the driver, and found Sprague on River Road in Stratham.

Sprague was arrested and charged with DWI (subsequent offense), conduct after an accident, reckless operation, and two counts of criminal mischief.

Sprague is being held on $500 cash bail, and he is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday at 8:00 a.m. in the 10th Circuit Court, District Division-Brentwood.

Although alcohol appears to have been factor in the causation of this crash, this incident remains under investigation.  Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Trooper Matthew Locke, New Hampshire State Police, Troop-A, at (603)223-8490.

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