New Hampshire

Man Charged With DUI After Fiery Crash on I-93 in NH

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A Canterbury, New Hampshire highway was shut down after a fiery crash Saturday evening. 

State police said they received a call of a vehicle driving in a reckless manner on I-93 around 6:45 p.m. According to authorities, a vehicle was traveling 85 m.p.h. in a 70 m.p.h. zone and having lane control issues, eventually veering off the road.

The vehicle crashed into trees and was engulfed in flames in the area of I-93 north in Canterbury. The officer was able to pull the driver out of the burning vehicle with the assistance of a passing motorist.

Canterbury firefighters put out the fire. The operator of the car was transported to Concord Hospital for evaluation.

The driver of the car was identified as Vito Paulino, 43, of Manchester, New Hampshire and was driving while impaired. Paulino was arrested for driving under the influence.

Traffic was reduced to one lane for a time Saturday night. 

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