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911 Call Details NH Crash That Killed Newlywed Bride

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BOSTON (CBS) – The New Hampshire man charged with the drunk driving crash that killed a newlywed bride and seriously injured her new husband is being held on $250,000 cash bail.

Matthew Tsopas, 43, of Somersworth, was arraigned in a New Hampshire courtroom Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors say Tsopas was drinking for several hours before he crashed into Leah and Brian Preiss — killing Leah.

The Minnesota couple was on a road trip to New England for their honeymoon.

WBZ-TV has obtained the 911 call made by a Good Samaritan who was following the alleged drunk driver.

Roger Myers is a New Hampshire Businessman who tried to help police intercept the driver on Saturday, July 20.

Transcript Of 911 Call

Operator 1: 911, what is your emergency?

Myers: Yes, I have got a driver on the road behind me out of control. I don’t know if he is drunk..

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Myers: So, he is on Route 4, heading into Dover…

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Myers: He just crashed…He just crashed…

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Operator 1: Yes sir, one moment, he is reporting that the vehicle has now crashed

Operator 2: They crashed? Is it a black BMW?

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Myers: I am on the phone with police already…

Operator 2: He said it was an Infinity…

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Myers: ..and the driver left the car and is going down Old Mill Lane…

Operator 2: He is going down Old Mill Lane…

Myers: He is walking down Old Mill Lane…in his underwear…this guy is obviously drunk….

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Myers: Is anybody hurt there? We need an ambulance as well…

Operator 1: Thank you. We have one in route..

Operator 2: All right sir…stay on the line…I’m going to notify the ambulance….

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Operator 2: That is what you said…someone needed an ambulance…is that correct?

Myers: We do we need an ambulance…

Operator 2: Are you with the patient?

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Myers: I am with the driver of the car and he is bleeding and air bags have deployed. We have got two people in the car hurt.

Operator 2: Two people are hurt?

Myers: Yes. Pretty serious…

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Operator 2: Is anybody pinned?

Myers: Yes, at least the driver. Two people trapped in the vehicle that he hit…and then he got out and walked away…

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Operator 2: If the ambulance is there now I will let you go. Thank you very much for your help.

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