Hit and Run/DWI Arrest

February 12, 2018

On February 9th shortly after 7:00 PM Portsmouth Police were notified of a hit and run accident in the area of Broad Street and Spring Street. Several legally parked vehicles were struck and significant damage was caused. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was located nearby in the driveway of the registered owner. It too had significant damage as a result of the crashes.

The operator of the suspect vehicle was located with his vehicle and showed obvious signs of impairment. He was subsequently arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and two counts of Conduct After an Accident. He is identified as;

 JOHN VENDOLA (8/29/49)



Vendola was released on $1000.00 PR bail with a court date of February 28th, 2018. There were no injuries reported on scene.

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