Stolen Truck Careens Into House, Driver Arrested

20-year-old driver faces felony and misdemeanor charges

Lebanon Police Department

The driver of a stolen one-ton dump truck faces various charges after crashing the vehicle into a house in Lebanon, New Hampshire, while fleeing police early Saturday morning, Lebanon Police said.

Gabriel Blanche, 20, of Grantham, New Hampshire, is charged with two counts of receiving stolen property; criminal mischief; reckless conduct; subsequent driving while intoxicated, class A misdemeanor; disobeying a police office, class A misdemeanor; and driving after suspension, class A misdemeanor, according to police.

Police said Blanche was driving the vehicle at about 12:20 a.m. when he passed another vehicle and crossed over a double-yellow line. Police attempted to stop Blanche's vehicle, but he sped away, lost control, flipped the truck on its side and hit a house at 104 School St.

No one inside the house was injured, police said.

Grantham was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released into police custody.

The truck was stolen from a house in Grantham, police said.

Blanche was taken to the Grafton County House of Corrections. His bail was set at $100,000. 

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