TROY, N.H. — Two local men, one from Fitchburg and the other from Ashby, were arrested Friday on several charges related to two crashes on Route 12, according to New Hampshire State Police.
At about 2:10 p.m., according to police, a trooper came upon a multi-vehicle crash on Route 12 in Troy.
During the investigation, it was learned the vehicle that caused the crash had fled the scene.
After a search, with the help of Troy police, the suspected vehicle, a disabled 2003 GMC Yukon was located on Marlborough Road in Troy.
As a troopers arrived, the driver fled on foot and the SUV’s passenger, Adam Saldana, 56, of Fitchburg, was arrested for receiving stolen property.
Troopers then learned the SUV had been involved in another crash earlier in the afternoon in Troy, and had fled the scene.
State troopers, Cheshire County deputies and officers from Malborough and Troy arrived to search for the driver, Peter Dubey, 49, of Ashby.
He was located in a nearby river and arrested. Dubey had submerged himself to avoid detection, said police, and because of the time he was in the river, he had become hypothermic. He was transported Cheshire Medical Center by ambulance, during which time he became aggressive and combative, police said.
Troopers were assisted at the hospital by the Keene Police Department and Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office.
Dubey is charged with aggravated DUI and felony conduct after an accident.
However, police said, the investigation is ongoing and further charges may be forthcoming.
The Troy Police Department is handling the crash investigations, while the New Hampshire State Police — Troop C is handling the subsequent criminal aspect. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper First Class John Lucero at 603-223-8494.