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Drunken Driving Suspect Goes For Trifecta of Charges After Flooding Police Station, Police Say

September 12, 2019

A New Hampshire man arrested on a drunken driving charge this week flooded the booking area of a police station by tampering with sprinkler system, police said.

When the 28-year-old man set off one sprinkler others in the building also went off, filling the cell blocks and processing station in the basement of the police station on Green Street in Concord, New Hampshire with 6 inches of water, according to the Concord Monitor.

The water damaged computers and electronic equipment in the booking area, police said.

When the water came on the man immediately began yelling, “I’m sorry! I’m sorry! Help me!” according to an affidavit quoted by the Concord Monitor.

The man got felony counts of criminal mischief and interfering with a fire alarm apparatus in addition to the drunken driving charge, according to the Concord Monitor.

Police suspect the man may have been on drugs in addition to the three alcoholic drinks he told them he had had.

The incident occurred after midnight on Tuesday, September 10.

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