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Manchester man faces drug, DWI charges in Hooksett


August 18. 2017 10:44PM
BETANCES (Hooksett Police Department)

HOOKSETT — A Manchester man was charged with possession and transportation of drugs, driving while intoxicated and operating a car without a valid license Thursday night.

Ronny Betances, 34, was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and faces an Aug. 31 court date at Merrimack County Superior Court.

Hooksett officers Jeffrey Czarnec and Jordan McCluskey were dispatched to check on a car blocking access to the Enterprise Rent-A-Car parking lot at 1093 Hooksett Road, and they found a man slumped over the wheel, police said in a news release. The car was idling.

According to police, Betances could not answer the officers’ questions and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Betances was carried out of the vehicle so he could be medically evaluated.

While taking him out of the car, police said a bag with a brown powdery substance — believed to be heroin — was in plain view on the center console of the vehicle.

The officers told Betances of his rights and arrested him. He was taken to a local hospital where he agreed to submit to a blood test prior to his release Thursday night, police said.


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