On Friday April 19, 2019, at approximately 0515 hours, the New Hampshire State Police – Troop C, the Cornish Police Department, and Cornish Fire & Rescue responded to NH Rte. 120 for a report of a motor vehicle crash, said the NHSP in a statement released Friday afternoon. “Upon arrival, it was determined that a 2016 VW Golf had been traveling south when it struck a guard rail, traveled across the opposite lane, left the roadway and came to a final rest in a ditch,” reported the NHSP.
The operator of the vehicle was identified by the NHSP as Jesse Huot, 29, Lebanon, NH.
Huot was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon with serious but non-life threatening injuries. There were no other vehicles involved, and no other occupants. Troopers arrested Huot at the hospital and charged him with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Operating After Suspension, False Reporting of Accidents, and False Report to Law Enforcement. He was held on a detainer from the Probation/Parole Department and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Sullivan County Superior Court on Monday, April 22, 2019. The case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible, said authorities.
The NH State Police thanked “the Cornish Police Department, Cornish Fire/Rescue, and Golden Cross Ambulance for their assistance with this incident.” Rte. 120 was closed for approximately 1.5 hours.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Eric Fosterling via Troop C dispatch at (603) 223-8494.