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For Immediate Release
October 31, 2017
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TFC Jay LaPointe / Tr. Scott Garton

Reckless Driving, Wanted Subject, Drug Arrest, Canterbury

At approximately 0930 hours on October 31, 2017, Trooper Scott Garton, of the New Hampshire State Police Special Enforcement Unit was monitoring traffic from the State Police aircraft on Interstate 93 southbound in the Town of Canterbury. Trooper Garton observed a vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed and clocked it at 105 MPH in the posted 65MPH speed zone. Tr. Garton radioed to Troopers on the ground. The vehicle a 1994 Saturn passed by the ground trooper's location. It was subsequently stopped on I-93 by TFC. Jay LaPointe. The Subject was identified as William Butterworth Jr., age 33, Pittsfield, NH. TFC LaPointe made contact with Butterworth. TFC LaPointe charged Butterworth with Reckless Operation. He is due to appear in the Concord Circuit Court to answer to this charge on December 22, 2017 at 0800.

TFC LaPointe also arrested two passengers. The first was identified as Tyler Hoyt, age 23, Northfield, NH. Hoyt had multiple warrants to include a warrant for a parole violation. He is currently being held at the Merrimack County House of Correction.

The second passenger was identified as David Austin, age 21, Loudon, NH, was charged with possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. He is due to appear in the Concord Circuit Court to answer to this charge on December 22, 2017 at 0800.

The NH State Police Special Enforcement Unit regularly interdicts elevated speed violations and other aggressive driving behaviors. Its members patrol across the state often utilizing the State Police aircraft during commuter traffic periods and holiday travel times with the goal of keeping New Hampshire's roadways safe for all residents and visitors.

william butterworth, jr., booking photo
tyler hoyt booking photo
david austin booking photo
photo of 1994 Saturn
   
 
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