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Fremont man hit with drunk driving, drug charges after car drags Manchester man


MANCHESTER - A Fremont driver is facing charges after allegedly hitting a car on Bridge Street, then dragging a man who tried to stop him from leaving the scene, police said.

Patrick Decoito, 19, is charged with felony reckless conduct, conduct after an accident, driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled drug. He was also put on a 72-hour probation hold, police said.

Decoito struck a car near 102 Bridge St. about 1:30 a.m., and that car's driver got out to try and stop Decoito's vehicle, said Sgt. Craig Rousseau.

"The victim tried to keep him from leaving and ended up getting dragged from the driver-side window area," Rousseau said. "He was dragged for a couple hundred feet and got loose."

Decoito then hit a parked car near Bridge and Chestnut streets. Officers found him still inside the car, Rousseau said.

The man who got dragged, Jason Williams, 32, lives nearby at 154 Bridge St.

He was not taken to the hospital, but Decoito was taken to Catholic Medical Center for treatment and later taken to the police station, Rousseau said. Decoito is in the Valley Street Jail.

Decoito "was found with what was believed to be a small bag of marijuana after his arrest," Rousseau said.

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