Wrong-way driver arrested on Interstate 93 in Londonderry

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LONDONDERRY –– A Florida man was arrested early Tuesday for driving the wrong way on Interstate 93.

Troopers Winslow and Mason from the New Hampshire State Police were conducting a traffic stop on the southbound side of the interstate around 1:52 a.m. on October 3, when they spotted a vehicle heading south in the northbound lanes.

The troopers acted quickly, intercepting the vehicle on the northbound side of the highway, and successfully brought it to a stop just south of the exit 4 off ramp.

The driver, identified as Alfred Khaniarov, 55, of Miami Beach, Florida, told the troopers through a 911 translator that he had turned around to go back to Derry, leading to his wrong-way driving on Interstate 93.

Khaniarov was arrested and charged with reckless conduct and reckless operation. He will be arraigned in Derry District Court at a later date.

Anyone with additional information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Trooper Shane Mason at (603) 223-4381.

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