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N.H. Man Charged With DWI While Riding Go-Kart

 

LACONIA, N.H. --

Laconia police said they arrested a man last week on his fourth DWI charge while he was riding a go-kart.

Police said Warren Goodale, 45, was seen riding the go-kart on June 20 in the Academy Street neighborhood.

Officials said an officer attempted to wave down Goodale, but he didn't stop.

"I saw the go-kart pull out of a driveway on Academy Street and go the opposite direction of me," said Officer Derek Gray. "So, I pulled in the driveway and waited for him. When he came back, I stepped onto the road where he was and tried to flag him in. He pulled onto the sidewalk, where I tried to flag him in again, and he accelerated and kept going. So I hopped on my bicycle and went after him."

The officer pursued the go-kart to a nearby Cumberland Farms in Laconia. According to court paperwork, the driver of the go-kart accelerated toward the officer.

"He faced me and accelerated, so I had to throw my bike out of the way and get myself out of the way," Gray said. "In order to apprehend him, I basically had to grab him by the shoulder and basically grab him off the go-kart as he was coming at me."

Goodale was ordered held on $25,000 personal recognizance or $2,500 cash bond.

Police said the go-kart might have been traveling about 20 mph. Go-karts are not allowed on city streets and sidewalks, police said.

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