Streeter to face pretrial hearing

Nashua Mayor Bernie Streeter has yet to get a trial date on a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident, Manchester District Court staff said.

Streeter, 69, and his lawyer, Adam Bernstein of Nashua, are scheduled for a pretrial conference Dec. 30, but no trial date has been set, a clerk said Monday.

Streeter is accused of leaving the scene of a minor collision involving the 2002 Ford Crown Victoria the city leased for his office and a Queen City Taxi cab.

Police charge Streeter had words with the cabbie, but left without identifying himself or providing insurance information.

Police towed the city car, which Streeter parked in an apartment building parking lot near the Verizon Wireless Arena.

After investigating, police charged Streeter with conduct after an accident, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

The incident also has prompted Nashua aldermen to review and reconsider whether Streeter should be allowed to use the city car for personal trips.