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Man Charged in September Hit-and-Run

Kendrick Hoskins of Merrimack was arrested on a warrant in Nashua.

Kendrick Hoskins, 40 of 46 Thornton Road West, Merrimack, was arrested Nov. 28 by the city's Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) on a warrant following a September high-speed chase through Merrimack that ended in a serious crash on Tinker Road in Nashua.

Hoskins was charged with conduct after an accident, a class B felony; and driving after revocation or suspension, a class A misdemeanor.

According to Nashua Police, on September 2 at approximately 8:30 p.m. officers responded to Tinker Road at the Merrimack town line to assist a Merrimack Police Officer who was involved in a motor vehicle pursuit. The operator of the vehicle, later determined to be Hoskins, was operating erratically and at a high rate of speed.  Merrimack police lost sight of the pursued vehicle. A short time later, police learned that Hoskins was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle on Tinker Road in Nashua.

Hoskins fled from the scene on foot, making no attempt to make contact with the operator or passenger of the other vehicle. The passenger of the second motor vehicle suffered serious but non-life-threatening injury.

Hoskins was subsequently charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Additionally, at the time of the accident, Hoskins’s driver’s license was under revocation. He was also charged with possession of a narcotic drug with intent to distribute (second offense); and violation of parole. These charges are unrelated to the accident investigation.

Additionally, Hoskins had five outstanding electronic bench warrants for non-appearance in court for driving after suspension, violation of a protective order, license prohibitions, acts prohibited, and stalking related offenses (all
misdemeanors.

A class B felony is punishable by up to seven years imprisonment (each count),
exclusive of fines. A class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year
imprisonment exclusive of fines (each count). Hoskins is being held at the
Nashua Police Department with no bail pending an upcoming arraignment at
the 9th Circuit Nashua District Division Court on Nov. 29

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