SALEM — Police say a man who caused a disturbance outside Walmart was under the influence of drugs.

On April 2, a police log explained that Salem police dispatch was called at 1:43 p.m. about a truck blocking a travel lane in the Walmart parking lot.

According to the caller, the driver was waiting for a spot to open in a location where no spot existed.

Police were told the man appeared “out of it.”

Responding officers identified the driver as Joshua Gragg, 34, of Derry. Records show his driver’s license had been suspended because of a DWI conviction last year.

Police said that while they were talking with Gragg, he lost consciousness. He was taken by ambulance to Parkland Medical Center, they said.

Gragg was formally arrested at the hospital on charges of DWI (second offense), driving after suspension based on DWI conviction, and possession of a controlled drug, police said.

According to police, Gragg was released Monday on personal recognizance bail and will be scheduled for arraignment in Rockingham Superior Court.

Police said the incident remains under investigation.



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