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East Bridgewater man charged in fatal New Hampshire crash

An East Bridgewater man driving drunk in New Hampshire struck and killed a man Saturday, police said.

About 5:45 p.m., 57-year-old Paul Gelinas, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, was walking on Main Street in Lincoln, New Hampshire, when he was struck by a car, New Hampshire State Police said.

Gelinas was rushed to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, New Hampshire, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Paul Larkin, of East Bridgewater, was driving a Dodge Challenger on Main Street when he struck Gelinas, state police said. He remained on scene and cooperated with investigators.

After speaking to Larkin, troopers arrested him and charged him with aggravated driving while intoxicated. He was later released on $25,000 personal recognizance bail and is due in court on Feb. 25, state police said.

Police believe Gelinas was walking on a bend in the road with a group of people when he was struck by Larkin, state police said. But investigators say they are still trying to determine exactly how the crash occurred.

No one else was injured in the accident.

A spokesman for New Hampshire State Police did not return a call to The Enterprise Monday seeking further information.

The roadway was shut down Saturday evening while police investigated the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has information about it is asked to call Trooper Richard Shute or the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 603-223-8952.

Source: Wickedlocal.com