Possible charges in rollover accident
HOLLIS – A local teen who walked home after crashing and rolling his vehicle early Monday morning may face charges in connection with the incident, police Lt. James Sartell said Tuesday.
Eric Dupler, 18, of 191 Depot Road, suffered only minor injuries after the car he was driving crashed and landed on its roof some 20 to 30 feet into the woods off Proctor Hill Road around 4:30 a.m., Sartell said.
Dupler, who was driving on a suspended license, fred himself and walked the roughly three miles to his home, Sartell said, adding that when he arrived, his father took him to a Nashua hospital to be checked out.
Sartell said police were first notified of the accident when Dupler’s mother called the station around 8 a.m. One officer went to the hospital to interview Dupler while another checked the scene and located the car, he said.
Sartell said Dupler was driving south on Rocky Pond Road toward Proctor Hill, also known as Route 130, when “some sort of distraction” caused him to lose control, cross Proctor Hill Road, and crash into the woods.
Police are investigating as to whether Dupler may have been speeding, and if he may have fallen asleep at the wheel, Sartell said.
He will likely be charged with operating after suspension, and possibly for other charges related to the incident, Sartell added.