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Police: Sprinklers flood cellblock at police department

September 10, 2019
This Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, booking photo provided by the Concord Police Department shows 28-year-old Matthew Miller, of Wilmot, N.H., in Concord, N.H. New Hampshire authorities say Miller, facing a drunken driving charge, destroyed a fire sprinkler at a police department in Concord, setting off other sprinklers that flooded jail cells and damaged the computer system. (Concord Police Department via AP)
This Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, booking photo provided by the Concord Police Department shows 28-year-old Matthew Miller, of Wilmot, N.H., in Concord, N.H. New Hampshire authorities say Miller, facing a drunken driving charge, destroyed a fire sprinkler at a police department in Concord, setting off other sprinklers that flooded jail cells and damaged the computer system. (Concord Police Department via AP)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a man facing a drunken driving charge destroyed a fire sprinkler at a police department, setting off other sprinklers that flooded jail cells and damaged the computer system.

Police in Concord said over 6 inches (.15 meters) of water filled the area Tuesday morning. The booking area was out of service for several hours.

Police charged 28-year-old Matthew Miller, of Wilmot, New Hampshire, with interference with a fire alarm and criminal mischief, in addition to the drunken driving charge. He was held without bail.

Miller faced arraignment Tuesday afternoon. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.

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