West Lebanon garden crash driver was bitten by police dog

Submitted a year ago
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Eric Francis

Now facing DUI charge

WEST LEBANON, NH - A driver who was allegedly drunk when he left his car sitting in a garden beside Farman Avenue before he took off running up Seminary Hill on Sunday evening has been released after he entered innocent pleas to misdemeanor charges of DUI - second offense - and leaving the scene of an accident.

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    Jeffrey Giaimo, 39, of West Lebanon had been held overnight at the Grafton County House of Corrections Sunday before being arraigned Monday at the Lebanon District Court where he was eventually released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail.

    Sunday night's incidents began around 8:20 p.m. when police received a call from a resident at the Beechwood Lane apartment complex saying that an intoxicated male they recognized as Giaimo had attempted to force his way into their residence before taking off in a blue Volkswagen Jetta.

    Dispatchers simultaneously received a report that the Jetta had just missed the S-curve while heading uphill on Farman Avenue and sailed into the midst of a backyard garden.  Moments later, after giving up on a brief and fruitless attempt to push the car back onto the road, the driver had been seen running up a nearby driveway and struggling through the underbrush as he made his way further up Seminary Hill.

    A description of the arrest that took place about an hour later which was released by the Lebanon Police Department on Tuesday said that "Officer Jeremy Perkins was called to the scene of the crash with his partner K9 Max.  A track was conducted that led officers to the area of Valley Gardens Apartments where Giaimo was located hiding under a blanket in a wooded tree line.  During this encounter, he failed to comply with commands and was apprehended by K9 Max.  Officers were able to take him into custody and he was provided medical treatment for his injuries."

    A Lebanon Ambulance crew was called to the scene to treat Giaimo for what was described as a dog bite.

Jeffrey Giaimo, 39, of West Lebanon pleaded innocent to drunk driving - second offense - and to leaving the scene of an accident.

Click the link below for the original story and photos of the crash scene:

Driver flees crash into West Lebanon garden

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