Raymond man charged with hitting friend with his vehicle
RAYMOND — A Raymond man was arrested early Friday after hitting a friend in the parking lot of the Raymond American Legion with his vehicle and fleeing the scene, police said.
Edward Miller, 56, was charged with driving under the influence of liquor and conduct after an accident, police said.
The victim, whom police found on the ground in the parking lot on Harriman Hill Road, told officers that Miller, his friend, fled the scene shortly before 12:30 a.m. Friday. The victim was taken to Exeter Hospital to be treated for what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said Miller allegedly attempted to leave the American Legion after consuming alcoholic beverages when he struck the victim’s vehicle that was legally parked and unoccupied in the parking lot. The victim left the American Legion hall to try and stop Miller but was struck by Miller's vehicle in the process, police said. Miller then fled the scene, according to authorities. Officers found Miller at his home and arrested him.
Miller was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear at Candia Circuit Court on April 7.