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For Immediate Release
August 30, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper George Sanborn
(603) 679-3333

Motor Vehicle Pursuit, 101 Westbound, Exit 6

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On August 30, 2016, at approximately 0330 hours, Epping Police Department stopped a motor vehicle for a speed violation on Route 125. Trooper George Sanborn, Troop A, assisted the Epping Police Officer on the stop. The operator was identified by Epping Police Officer and after running his license status. He learned the operator had an active warrant for 2nd degree simple assault, a Felony Warrant, out of Manchester, NH. After confirming the warrant, they attempted to get the operator out of the vehicle. The operator failed to comply with the order and drove off and got onto 101 westbound. Trooper Sanborn attempted to stop the vehicle again and a pursuit ensued.

Troopers from Troop B set up spike strips near Exit 1 on 101 and were able to puncture one of the vehicle's tires. The vehicle continued on Interstate 93 northbound where it got off Exit 8. The vehicle made a left turn at the bottom of the off-ramp and drove in the opposing lane where it struck another vehicle.

The operator of the vehicle fled the crash scene. A K-9 track was attempted, but was unsuccessful. The two passengers in the suspect's vehicle were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The passenger in the other vehicle that was struck was also transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is still on-going. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call Trooper George Sanborn of Troop A at 603-679-3333.

State Troopers from Troops A, B, D, Manchester Police Department, and Manchester Fire Department assisted in this investigation.

The Operator that is wanted by the police that was involved in this pursuit is identified as David Cherry, age 28, of Manchester, NH.

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