Uncuffed DWI suspect drives off with cruiser

By Roger Amsden
Union Leader

HOLDERNESS, N.H. — A man arrested for driving while intoxicated managed to jump behind the wheel of a police cruiser and drive away.

Police said James Russo, 25, of Laconia, who turned himself in yesterday afternoon, had been placed unrestrained in the rear of the police cruiser because he had what appeared to be a malformation of his left hand, making it difficult to put handcuffs on him.

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