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Man upset over parade allegedly hits cop with car

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[August 25, 2009]  ALLENSTOWN, N.H. (AP) -- Police said a man upset his street was blocked off for an Old Home Day parade drove through a barricade and hit a police officer with his car.

 Police said 77-year-old Paul Boucher was charged with felony reckless conduct and felony second-degree assault.

WMUR reports police said Boucher refused to wait until the parade passed and drove around the barricade, getting in a confrontation with an officer.

Officer Michael Debisz was able to reach into the car and grab the keys. He suffered a leg injury and was taken to a hospital as a precaution, but he has since returned to duty.

The judge set Boucher's bail at $7,000 personal recognizance. Boucher is due back in court on Sept. 8 for a probable cause hearing.


Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com/

[Associated Press]

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