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Police arrest wrong-way driver on I-93 in Canterbury

  • Thomas Devareene, 27, of Manchester is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless operation and an open container violation. He is accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 93 in Canterbury on Dec. 3, 2017. —Courtesy


Monday, December 04, 2017

A Manchester man is accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 93 in Canterbury early Sunday morning.

Police say Thomas Devareene, 27, was driving with a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit.

Devareene is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and reckless operation. He also faces a violation-level charge for allegedly having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

New Hampshire State Police responded to I-93 in Canterbury at about 2:48 a.m. after receiving reports of a wrong-way driver; witnesses said the suspect was traveling north in the southbound lane. Troopers encountered the driver just north of exit 18 where the vehicle, a 2012 Honda Civic, had become disabled in the passing lane due to a collision.

Devareene was released on personal recognizance and is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 22 in Concord’s district court.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Trooper Micah Jones at 223-8885.

By Alyssa Dandrea