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Spenser Cook Crashes into Post Office, Charged with DUI

By Samantha Latos; News Editor
On March 13, 2018

Spenser Cook Crashes into Post Office, Charged with DUI

Samantha Latos

News Editor

slatos@plymouth.edu

 

On Friday, March 2nd, the Plymouth Police Department sent out a press release informing the Plymouth community that someone was driving recklessly in the Main Street area. They arrested PSU senior, Spenser Cook, aged 25, for Driving Under the Influence.

The police first noticed him speeding on Main Street around 12:30am. Cook ignored the police officers commands to stop, and kept going.

“When officers arrived at the intersection of Russell St. and Highland St., witnesses told them that the vehicle had gone by them at a high rate of speed and had crashed into the side of the United States Post Office,” the press release said. There were several witnesses who reported to police that the car almost hit them.

No people were injured that night, but there were several property damages. Before crashing into the United States Post Office, Cook hit a curb on Russell Street, and started driving on the sidewalk. He then struck a guardrail, which led to him losing control of his vehicle on that intersection, and nally crashing into the Post Office.

When the police found Cook, he was attempting to leave the scene of the accident. Cook failed the sobriety tests that the police performed, and he was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.

The press release stated, “Cook was charged with two Felony charges (Reckless Conduct and Habitual Offender) as well as a Misdemeanor A for Driving Under the Influence. He is currently being held at Grafton County Jail on $2,000 cash bail and will be arraigned later today at the Grafton County Superior Court.” After the incident, Spenser is no longer a student at PSU.

During this time, it is important for members of the Plymouth community to educate themselves on what to do in situations involving reckless driving.

Stephen Lefebvre, the Plymouth Police Chief, wants to stress the importance of reporting activity like this. “If you see someone driving reckless please call us immediately,” he said, “If you can do so safely please provide us with a license plate number, description of the vehicle, direction of travel of the vehicle, number of occupants in the vehicle, and a description of the reckless conduct you are observing. The more information you can provide the better.” Observing the vehicle, as well as the people involved, helps police put a stop to the dangerous situation more quickly.

The more quickly suspicious people and activity is stopped, the safer the people of our community will be. Mr. Lefebvre believes that people should alert the police of situations like this as soon as possible. “If you see something say something, this includes reckless driving,” Mr. Lefebvre said, “The police can’t be everywhere so, we rely on members of our community to be our eyes and ears.” The Plymouth Police need this community to stay active in order to ensure everyone’s safety. It’s important to take initiative during unsafe situations and inform the police so they can stay involved in protecting the community.

If anyone has any additional information on the Spenser Cook situation, please call the Plymouth Police at (603) 536-1804, or stop by the Plymouth Police Department.

 

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