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UNH professor charged with driving under the influence

By Melissa Proulx, Staff Writer

Andrew Stuart Grandy, a Durham resident and University of New Hampshire associate professor of natural resources and the environment, was charged with driving while intoxicated in the early morning of Friday, March 6.

Grandy was arrested by Dover police after his vehicle collided with a backhoe during snow removal. The accident, which occurred on Central Avenue near the intersection of Back River and Durham roads, only involved Grandy’s vehicle and the Dover Community Services backhoe.

Dover police told Foster’s Daily Democrat on Friday, March 6 that Grandy’s vehicle sustained major damage, while the damage of the backhoe was minor.

Police also told Foster’s that the operator of the backhoe was brought to Wentworth-Douglas Hospital in Dover to be treated for minor injuries and released shortly after.

It is not known if Grandy received any injuries as a result of the accident.

Though Grandy is listed as Stuart on the lab’s webpage, Erika Mantz, the director of UNH media relations, confirmed Grandy’s employment and position with the university, which started in December 2010.

She did not provide any other comment on the incident from the university.

According to the natural resources webpage, Grandy is the principal investigator for the soil biogeochemistry and fertility lab.

According to the UNH Time and Room Schedule, Grandy is not teaching any classes this semester. However, he is registered to teach investigations in natural resources (NR 795) this summer and environmental soil chemistry (NR 761) in the fall.

Grandy did not respond to a request for comment about the incident.

Grandy has been charged with driving while intoxicated. His original arraignment on Monday, March 23 was waived, according to the Circuit Court District Division in Dover. However, the court said that Grandy has since pleaded not guilty and will have his plea hearing on Monday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at the Circuit Court.

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