2016-02-09 / Local

Local man charged with stealing liquor after crash

By BEA LEWIS

PLYMOUTH — A local man is facing multiple charges including DWI after he allegedly struck a parked utility van, continued driving and then crashed into a guardrail on Tenney Mountain Highway.

Edward Lange, 29, of Plymouth, was arrested on Feb. 4, the same day he allegedly wrecked his 2006 Nissan Xterra. Plymouth Police charge that Lange left the scene of both accidents, that occurred at about 9:15 in the morning, and then walked to the nearby New Hampshire State Liquor Store and swiped a bottle of alcohol.

Plymouth Chief of Police Steve Lefebvre said Lange is charged with DWI, two counts of conduct after an accident, willful concealment and two counts of indirect criminal contempt of court, as he was free on bail at the time he allegedly committed the latest crimes.

While Lefebvre said the final police reports were not yet completed, he believes that an employee of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative reported that his van had been sideswiped by an SUV that left the scene, and that as he followed the fleeing vehicle, he witnessed it crash into a guardrail.

Lefebvre said he believed Lange remains jailed in lieu of cash bail.

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