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Man charged in 2 DWIs in 2 months

Thursday, October 18, 2012

By KATHY CLEVELAND

Staff Writer

MONT VERNON – A Massachusetts man who was trying to find his way to Hillsborough and was stopped by police Monday afternoon needed a lot more than a map.

When Richard Waterhouse was stopped on Route 13 he showed Sgt. Aaron Daigneault maps he was using to find the Hillsborough district courthouse to answer a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Waterhouse told Daigneault he was due in court the following morning because last August he blew three times the legal limit after he was stopped in Henniker.

The problem, said Mont Vernon police, was that Waterhouse had no driving privileges in New Hampshire because of the previous charge, was impaired by alcohol and was carrying an open container of alcohol to boot.

Daigneault arrested Waterhouse, 49, of Leominster, Mass., for driving after suspension, transportation of an alcoholic beverage, and DWI.

On Aug. 25 Waterhouse had been arrested for aggravated DWI in Henniker and was out on bail for that charge and scheduled to appear in Hillsborough district court Oct. 16.

His bail on the latest charges was set at $500 personal recognizance, and he was transported to Valley Street Jail for protective custody after police were unable to locate a responsible adult to take custody of him. He is scheduled to appear in Milford district court on the Mont Vernon charges on Nov. 7.

Mont Vernon police say additional charges are possible.

Kathy Cleveland can be reached at 673-3100, ext. 304 or kcleveland@cabinet.com.

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