Driver charged after pickup truck crashes through guardrails on Ocean Blvd in Hampton

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HAMPTON — A single-vehicle crash involving a pickup truck that barreled through guardrails and a parking meter kiosk Thursday afternoon is under investigation by the Hampton Police Department.

At about 1:27 p.m., Hampton Police Officer Peter Moisakis, stationed at the intersection of Ocean Blvd northbound and Church St., witnessed a white 2022 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck swerve off the road.

The vehicle smashed through multiple guardrails and a parking meter kiosk, both state-maintained, before coming to a stop in the southbound lanes of Ocean Blvd.

The driver, James Donlon of Rye, was the only person in the truck at the time of the accident.

He was taken to a local hospital by the Hampton Fire Department as a precaution.

Donlon was later issued a hand summons for Reckless Operation and two counts of Criminal Mischief.

His arraignment is set for May 7 at the Hampton District Court.

The crash caused Ocean Blvd. to close in both directions for about 30 minutes due to the scattered debris.

The roadway has since been cleared and reopened.

The Hampton Police Department, with the help of the Hampton Fire Department, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and the New Hampshire State Parks Department, managed the scene.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Authorities are appealing to anyone with information about the incident to contact the Hampton Police Department at 603-929-4444.

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