Truck Driver DUI Charges Post North Hampton I-95 Crash

Nathaniel Ray, a 46-year-old tractor-trailer driver from Lisbon Falls, Maine, was arrested on various charges including driving under the influence. His vehicle ended up off I-95 and into a muddy median early Friday morning, as reported by the New Hampshire State Police. While driving southbound, Ray lost control around 1:40 am, causing his big rig to crash into delineator posts and become stuck in the mud after about 500 feet, with debris scattered across the highway lanes.

The troopers who responded to the accident noticed Ray’s impaired behavior, which led to his arrest on charges of DUI, aggravated DUI, felony reckless conduct and criminal mischief. Following his processing at Hampton Police Department, he was released on personal recognizance, his court date being set for April 18th, at 8 am in the 10th Circuit Court, District Division, in Hampton.

About two and a half hours of closure was required for two southbound lanes of I-95 to facilitate the investigation and removal of the wreckage. Hampton Police Department, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and the National Wrecker Service were involved in the assistance. Trooper Matthew Bailey carried out a motor carrier inspection on the scene, which led to numerous commercial vehicle violations for Ray. The incident is still under investigation by Troopers Jacob Benjamin and Patrick Vetter. For safety, Ray was also briefly held in protective custody at the Rockingham County House of Corrections due to his high level of impairment.

Read more – Source