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Jaffrey man indicted on DWI crash charges

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 6/4/2019 10:20:07 AM

A man has been indicted on four charges stemming from a February crash into a River Street house in Jaffrey.

Ryan J. Parent, 29, of Jaffrey is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase on Feb. 21 from Rindge into Jaffrey – that ended with him crashing the truck he was driving into a Jaffrey house.

Parent was initially charged with four felonies – aggravated DWI, disobeying a police officer, reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, driving after suspension.

Last week, a Cheshire County grand jury indicted Parent on all four of those charges at the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene.

The class B felonies are punishable by up to three and a half to seven years in the New Hampshire State Prison.

According to the arrest affidavit, Parent was driving a Chevrolet Silverado in excess of 100 miles per hour – at one point up to 109 miles an hour. Parent was also illegally passing multiple vehicles, almost causing a head-on collision, was weaving and swerving on the road and eventually crashed into a house on Route 202/River Street in Jaffrey.

Parent was injured in the crash, with a broken leg, and was hospitalized.

According to Cheshire County Attorney Chris McLaughlin, Parent was convicted of aggravated DWI in 2008 and more recently had another DWI conviction in December. Both previous DWIs were class A misdemeanors.



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