A grand jury at Strafford County Superior Court in New Hampshire has indicted a Maine man who crashed a vehicle that had handwritten license plates and drugs inside of it.

Benjamin Ball, 26, whose last known address was in Sanford, Maine, is charged with three counts of reckless conduct, being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of fentanyl.

Ball faces up to 35 years in prison if he is convicted of all charges.

According to Rochester police officials, at about 8:30 p.m. on May 5, an officer was patrolling the area of Knight Street when he saw a person driving a vehicle with no headlights on. He pulled behind it and noticed a handwritten license plate.

The officer turned on their emergency lights, but Ball allegedly did not pull over. He passed another vehicle, crossing the double yellow line, according to police officials.

Ball allegedly continued to drive erratically. He failed to make a turn on North Main Street and crashed.

Ball and his female passenger, Brandi Richmond, of Sanford, Maine, allegedly fled from the vehicle before being taken into custody.

Ball was indicted on Aug. 19. He has already been arraigned on the charges, according to court paperwork.

Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com. 

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