ICE Called in to Assist with Sunapee Case
Arrest Follows Single Car Crash
On Monday, October 15, at approximately 12:20 a.m., Officer Gooch of the Sunapee Police Department attempted to stop a motor vehicle for speeding on North Road. He lost sight of the vehicle and found that it had been involved in a single car crash at the intersection of North Road and Perkins Pond Road. Based on an on-scene investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Andrew Hazzard, age 37, of NY, NY, was arrested and charged with Reckless Operation, False Report to Law Enforcement, Operating without a Valid License, and Possession of Marijuana, said the Sunapee Police Department in a statement. According to the statement, he was also wanted by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for allegedly overstaying his visa in this country. ICE responded to the Sunapee Police Department and took custody of Hazzard. He was released with a court date in the 5th Circuit Court in Newport, NH, and transported to the Strafford County Jail awaiting a hearing on the status of his visa.
A passenger in the vehicle, Ali Saladin, age 53, of NY, NY, was also arrested and charged with False Report to Law Enforcement and Possession of Marijuana, said the police. He was released with a court date at the 5th Circuit Court in Newport.
A third passenger was released at the scene with no charges.
The vehicle was towed from the crash scene.
The Sunapee Police Department was assisted by the New London Police Department.