Dual OHRV Crashes Leads to Dual Arrests
Both Operators Treated for Serious Injuries
On Friday evening shortly before 8:00 p.m., Conservation Officers with New Hampshire Fish & Game responded to two simultaneous ATV collisions in the Town of Newport. George Mooshian, 47, of Newport, was riding his ATV on the Sugar River Trail when he went off the trail into a tree. Randy Hoisington, 55, of Newport, was riding behind Mooshian, and while attempting to avoid a collision with him, rolled the ATV he was driving. Both operators were flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon to be treated for serious injuries. "Alcohol and excessive speed appear to be contributing factors in the collision," said NH Fish and Game officials in a statement. Neither operator was wearing a helmet at the time of the collisions.
Through an investigation with the assistance of the Newport Police Department, it was determined both operators allegedly were under the influence of Alcohol, and subsequently arrested for driving an OHRV while intoxicated, said authorities.
The Newport Fire Department, Newport Police Department and New Hampshire Fish and Game responded to the collisions.
No further details are available this time.