Claremont man pepper sprayed by Lebanon Police during traffic stop in their town

CLAREMONT - The passenger in a car that was pulled over Saturday in Lebanon ended up getting arrested after he allegedly interfered with efforts by police officers to determine whether the woman driving the car was drunk.

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    Jeffrey Eastman, 28, of Claremont was allegedly "highly intoxicated and became belligerent with officers" after they pulled over a vehicle which was being driven by Jennifer Somero, 27, of Rhode Island on Plainfield Road, Lebanon Police reported.

     Police said Somero "showed signs of impairment (and) there were open alcoholic beverages and marijuana in plain view in the vehicle."

Jeffrey Eastman, 28, of Claremont is facing a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge

    After Eastman allegedly began to interfere with the DUI screening process, police said "Officers attempted to arrest Eastman.  He became combative and resisted those efforts. Officers had to utilize pepper spray to take him into custody."

    Somero was charged with misdemeanor counts of drunk driving, possession of marijuana, and open container violations.

    Eastman was charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest and also issued violations for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. 

    Both were released on personal recognizance bail pending a court appearance scheduled for October 22nd at the Lebanon District Court.

Jennifer Somero, 27, of Rhode Island was charged with misdemeanor counts of drunk driving, possession of marijuana, and open container violations




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