Paroled murderer in Northfield registers three times over legal limit for DWI
arrested Thursday after threatening and fighting with local police as they tried to question him after finding his car parked off the side of Concord Road just after noon, according to Officer Aaron S. Chapple, the town's drug recognition expert instructor.
to buy alcohol at the Big Apple store in Tilton.
disoriented," Johnson said. He was seen driving away from the store headed toward Northfield.
confronted Johnson, who was "disoriented and appeared to be impaired," Chapple said. He was not cooperative with the officer and refused to follow the officer's requests, and then made statements about wanting to harm himself and others.
about his ownership of guns, and his behavior became more aggressive, Chapple said.
to arrest him for DWI, and he then began fighting with officers for a period before they were able to control him.
was found to have a blood-alcohol content of between 2.4 and 3.0.
the New Hampshire State Prison, where he is also awaiting a hearing on a parole violation.
been convicted in 1981 of second-degree murder as part of a plea-deal with prosecutors. He had originally been charged with the first-degree murder of an Andover homeowner who caught him committing a burglary at his home in 1980.
for the crime. Police were still trying to determine when he was paroled from prison.