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New Hampshire man arrested on OUI charge for crashes in Reading and Wakefield

Reading Police Department

A New Hampshire man who was involved in two crashes in Reading and Wakefield that injured six people was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence Friday evening, police said.

Jonathan Markow, 29, of Hampton, was also charged with operating to endanger and additional charges are likely to follow, Reading police said in a statement.

Markow was driving a 2009 Chevy Tahoe when he was involved in a crash in Wakefield that he allegedly fled before crashing into two cars on Walkers Brook Drive in Reading around 8:10 p.m., the statement said.

Six people, including Markow, were taken to area hospitals for treating of non-life threatening injuries, the statement said.


Markow is under police guard in the hospital. He is expected to be arraigned Monday.

The crashes are being investigated by Reading and Wakefield police.

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