Joseph Fagioli

SALEM, N.H. — A man previously convicted of drunken driving faces charges for allegedly doing doughnuts in a busy intersection and firing a shotgun at a camper owned by his wife, police said.

Joseph Fagioli, 52, was arrested about 3 p.m. Monday, after police received calls that the driver of a white Ford Mustang was doing doughnuts in the intersection of Main Street and Hampstead Road, according to a police affidavit. Police tracked the car down to its registered address, 11 Park Ave. There, they confronted Fagioli, who admitted he had been driving the car, police said.

Fagioli had slurred speech, bloodshot and glassy eyes, was swaying, and had a strong odor of alcohol, according to an affidavit written by Officer Jason Smith. Fagioli was previously convicted of driving under the combined influence of alcohol and controlled drugs in Nashua District Court on April 24, 2009, according to court documents.

Officers found a shotgun in the house and shells in the garage, police said. Fagioli first said he used the gun to shoot geese in the backyard, then admitted to shooting his wife's camping trailer in the backyard, according to the affidavit.

The Park Avenue property is bordered by neighbors on each side, according to the affidavit. Fagioli was forbidden from being at the 11 Park Ave. house because of a bail order on assault charges brought against him earlier this month. During booking, police found his pocket stuffed with women's jewelry, which he admitted belonged to his wife, police said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, being a habitual offender, breaching bail conditions, conduct after an accident, reckless operation, reckless conduct, criminal mischief, and taking property without the owner's consent.

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