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Driver facing charges after crashing into Forest Glen Inn

December 02, 2021
CONWAY — On Sunday, Nov. 28 at approximately 10:24 p.m., Probationary Trooper Alison Baumbach and Sergeant Nathan Johnston attempted to stop a vehicle for a speeding violation on Route 16 in North Conway. The silver colored sedan accelerated in an attempt to elude the Troopers and quickly turned onto Artist Falls Road. The Troopers were unable to maintain contact with the fleeing vehicle and it was soon lost from sight.

Probationary Trooper Baumbach and Sergeant Johnston continued to check the area of Artist Falls Road, and upon their arrival at the Forest Glen Inn, they observed that the silver colored sedan had crashed into one of the front rooms at the inn. A resident of the damaged room at the inn, Jacques Crittington, age 50, from Spartanburg, S.C., was injured as a result of the crash and the Troopers rendered medical aid on scene. Mr. Crittington was later transported to Memorial Hospital due to his injuries.

The operator of the crashed vehicle, Christian Gelinas, age 24, of Conway, was uninjured in the crash. Mr. Gelinas was taken into custody and will be facing the following charges at a minimum as a result of this incident: Reckless Conduct, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Disobeying an Officer, Criminal Mischief, and an Open Container violation.

Mr. Gelinas was bailed and released pending an arraignment in the 3rd Circuit Court District Division Conway on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m.

Also assisting on scene were Conway Fire and Rescue, North Conway Fire and Rescue and the Conway Police Department. Anyone that may have further information related to this collision, or who witnessed this collsion, is encouraged to contact Probationary Trooper Alison Baumbach at 603-323-3333.

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