Habitual offender arrested after Dunbarton crash

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DUNBARTON — A man was arrested late Saturday night after crashing his vehicle into a tree and initially claiming to be just a passenger, according to local police.

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Nov. 18, Sergeant Brian Tyler and Officer Daniel Philbrook responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 83 Twist Hill Road.

They found a vehicle with deployed airbags that had collided with a tree.

Dana Frauton, 32, of Manchester, was at the scene and told the officers that he was a passenger and the driver had fled on foot.

Officers from the Bow and Goffstown Police Departments joined the search but did not find any other individuals in the vicinity.

As the investigation progressed, evidence revealed that Frauton was actually the driver at the time of the crash.

He was arrested and faces multiple charges, including operating while certified as a habitual offender, a felony, driving after revocation or suspension with a prior DWI conviction, circumvention of an alcohol ignition interlock device, subsequent offense of driving after revocation or suspension, driving without giving proof, and false reporting of accidents.

Frauton, who is on parole for a felony drug conviction, has been detained at the Merrimack County House of Corrections awaiting a court hearing.

The Dunbarton Police Department acknowledged the assistance of the Goffstown Police Department, Bow Police Department, and Duval’s Towing And Recovery in handling the incident.

The department has requested that anyone with additional information regarding the crash contact them at (603) 774-5500.

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