CANTERBURY, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A New Hampshire State Trooper is being credited with rescuing an allegedly drunk driver from a fiery car crash on I-93.
According to New Hampshire State Police, officers received calls about a reckless driver on the northbound side of the highway near Canterbury at around 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
Police said one trooper saw the car driving at 85 mph in a 70 mph zone, and noticed that the car was not staying in its lane.
While following the car, the Trooper witnessed it veer off to the side of the highway, hit some trees and catch fire.
NHSP said luckily for the driver, who was later identified as 43-year-old Vito Paulino of Manchester, the Trooper was there to pull him out of the burning car with the help of another driver who was passing by.
Paulino was arrested for driving while intoxicated and was taken to Concord Hospital for a medical evaluation.
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