Conservation Officer James Cyrs III
June 29, 2020
Lempster, NH – Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, multiple agencies responded to a single ATV crash with injury in the vicinity of Kempton Road and Clay Pond, on a town road sanctioned for ATV use in Lempster.
At approximately 11:00 p.m., Eric Brown, 32, of Marlow, New Hampshire, lost control of the ATV that he was operating while navigating a hill and crashed into a ditch. Brown then texted several friends to let them know that he was involved in a crash and needed their help. These individuals arrived at the scene a short time later. Upon their arrival, they realized that Brown had suffered serious injury, requiring medical aid, and placed a call to 911.
Rescue personnel from the Lempster Fire Department and Rescue, a NH State Police Trooper, and NH Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers all responded to the scene upon receiving the call for help. While the crash scene was on a section of road designated as Class VI, the first responders were able to drive the ambulance to his location. Due to the serious nature of the crash and the initial assessment revealing potentially life-threatening injuries, a DHART helicopter transported him to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Upon his arrival Brown was evaluated, stabilized, and treated for his injuries. After gathering evidence during the initial investigation, Brown was subsequently arrested at the hospital by a NH Fish and Game Conservation Officer for Felony-level Aggravated DWI.