New Hampshire

Police: Car Crashes Into Building While Driver Was Texting

A New Hampshire man is facing charges after allegedly crashing his car into a Rochester business while texting on his phone Thursday night.

Police responded to the Merrimack Mortgage Company at 160 Washington Street Suite 203 around midnight for a report of a vehicle crashing into the building.

The driver, Johnathan Funk, 24, of Famington, New Hampshire, was on the scene when officers arrived.

Investigation revealed that Funk was trying to turn a corner in the parking lot while texting and drove over the curb and into the building.

The crash significantly damaged the building’s windows and window support system. Funk’s car sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene.

The business was closed at the time of the crash, and no injuries were reported.

Funk is charged with use of mobile electronic devices while driving; prohibition and handicapped parking.

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