Driver flees crash into West Lebanon garden

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Eric Francis

Police dog and officers search Seminary Hill for suspect

WEST LEBANON, NH - Details were sketchy overnight, but a local man who was being tracked up Seminary Hill on Sunday evening by Lebanon officers utilizing a police canine was apprehended near the Valley View apartment complex and subsequently treated for a dog bite roughly an hour after he fled the scene of a car crash.

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    Police were responding to a report Sunday evening that a blue Volkswagen Jetta had failed to negotiate a steep S-curve on Farman Street (opposite the elementary school on Seminary Hill) at about 8:30 p.m. and that it had left the roadway where it crashed into a well-kept garden.  

    Homeowners said they heard the loud "thud" of the crash and ran outside in time to see the male driver running up the steep driveway of a nearby home and taking off through a darkened wooded area.

    While police were responding to the crash, they learned that the missing driver matched the description of an "intoxicated man" who had just caused a disturbance at the Beechwood Condominium complex minutes beforehand.

     Early Monday morning police confirmed that a Lebanon resident was being held overnight in connection with both incidents and said further details are expected to be made public later in the day.

UPDATED: Suspect pleads innocent to drunk driving - second offense and leaving the scene of an accident.  Click the link below for the story:

West Lebanon garden crash driver was bitten by police dog

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