Capt. Timothy Acerno 603-271-3129
Judy Stokes 603-271-3211
March 5, 2003

Arrest Made in Hit-and-Run Snowmobile Case

CONCORD, N.H. -- N.H. Fish and Game officials announced that Denis Lancey, 29, of Berlin was arrested this morning at the Berlin Police Department in connection with last month's hit-and-run snowmobile incident.

Lancey's arrest on a felony charge of "conduct after an accident" is the result of an intensive investigation by N.H. Fish and Game, Berlin city police and New Hampshire state police. The incident occurred on February 15, when dogsledder Stephen Hessert of Maine was struck from behind by a snowmachine operator who then fled the scene.

A news conference will be held this afternoon, March 5, at 1:30 p.m., at N.H. Fish and Game Headquarters, 2 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H. Additional details about the incident and the arrest will be released at that time.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: News media are invited to speak with officers at 6:00 p.m. today, March 5, at N.H. Fish and Game's regional office, 629 Main Street in Lancaster, N.H.

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