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Drunk Driver Caught in NH Was in Crash in Mass.: Police

Police say 23-year-old Catherine Aborn was driving with the airbags deployed when she was pulled over in New Hampshire

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Merrimack Police Department

A woman was arrested and charged with drunk driving in New Hampshire after she was involved in a crash in Massachusetts overnight Wednesday, according to police.

Just before 1 a.m., Merrimack, New Hampshire police pulled over a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Catherine Aborn for a defective equipment violation.

After stopping the vehicle, an officer noticed the car was damaged and the airbags inside were deployed. Aborn told the official she was in a car accident earlier in Massachusetts, where she was driving from. It's unclear where exactly Aborn was involved in a crash.

The officer noticed the suspect showed signs of alcohol impairment and placed Aborn under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor.

The suspect was processed at the Merrimack Police Department and released on personal recognizance bail, according to authorities. 

Aborn is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 28 at the Ninth Circuit Court. It is unclear if she has an attorney.

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