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Lowell man arrested on DUI charges in N.H. twice in one day

Anthony Ou, 19, of Lowell, is scheduled to appear in Salem District Court on August 16.Pelham Police

A 19-year-old Lowell man was arrested in New Hampshire Wednesday morning for allegedly driving drunk in two separate incidents in the same day, police said.

Anthony Ou was arrested and charged with DUI at around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday in Hudson, N.H., after he was involved in a crash there, police in Pelham, N.H., said in a statement.

Five hours later, at 6:03 a.m., he allegedly walked into the lobby of the Pelham Police Department, which is just over 8 miles from Hudson, according to Google maps.

“He told the dispatcher that he was arrested earlier in the night and requested his property back,” the statement said.

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Police said they became suspicious because they had not arrested anyone that night, and they later determined that Ou had been arrested in Hudson before driving to Pelham. Police said he “was confused about his location.”

Ou was still visibly intoxicated, the statement said, and police arrested him and charged him with DUI, breach of bail conditions, and operating a vehicle after suspension.

He was released to a “sober adult” after posting bail.

Police found the property the man was searching for in his pants pocket.

Ou is scheduled to be arraigned in Salem District Court on Aug. 16 at 8:00 a.m.

Correction: Due to reporting errors, an earlier version of this story misstated the state where the second arrest was made and the distance the driver traveled. The Globe regrets the errors.


Andrew Brinker can be reached at andrew.brinker@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andrewnbrinker. Katie Redefer can be reached at katie.redefer@globe.com.