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For Immediate Release
September 3, 2018
For more information contact:
Sergeant Gary Ingham

Motor Vehicle Pursuit, North Hampton

On September 3, 2018 at approximately 2:20 pm, Sergeant Gary Ingham of the NH State Police K9 Unit attempted to stop a 2009 Honda Civic LX on Interstate 95 northbound, in the town of North Hampton. As Sergeant Ingham was driving north on Interstate 95 in lane #2, he was passed at a high rate of speed by the suspect vehicle, which was traveling in lane #1. When Sergeant Ingham activated his emergency lights and attempted to initiate a motor vehicle stop, the driver of the suspect vehicle refused to stop, and a motor vehicle pursuit ensued.

As the pursuit continued north into Greenland, the suspect vehicle took exit 3 and drove east on Route 33 into the City of Portsmouth. The pursuit continued east on Route 33 at speeds ranging from 35-50 miles per hour. At this time, Sergeant Ingham made the determination that the suspect driver was possibly impaired. As the suspect vehicle reached the intersection of Route 33 and Peverly Hill Road, the driver stopped the vehicle and troopers attempted to take him into custody using a high-risk stop technique. The suspect ignored verbal commands and refused to exit the vehicle. Moments later, as negotiations failed, the driver fled the traffic stop toward Middle Road and ultimately Lafayette Road in Portsmouth. At this time, the suspect had reduced his speed and the low-speed pursuit continued onto Hanover Street. The driver then turned up Fleet Street and came to a stop at the intersection of Fleet and Congress Street. Troopers once again conducted a high risk traffic stop, and again, the suspect ignored verbal commands to exit the vehicle. The suspect again fled the traffic stop, turning right onto Congress Street. After traveling approximately 100 feet on Congress Street, the driver stopped in the middle of the roadway and attempted to back his vehicle into a parking space. A third high-risk traffic stop was executed, and due to the suspect's deliberate non-compliance, and Sergeant Ingham's concern for the safety of the public, Sergeant Ingham deployed his K9 into the vehicle, and the suspect was apprehended.

The driver, identified as Andrew Goodchild, age 48 of Exeter, New Hampshire, was transported to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital for injuries he sustained while assaulting and struggling with the State Police K9. He has been charged with Aggravated DWI (Subsequent Offense), Disobeying a Police Officer, Speeding, Resisting Arrest, and Assault on a Police K9.

Mr. Goodchild was transported to The Rockingham County Jail where he was released on personal recognizance bail, and he was held in protective custody.

Assisting NH State Police were members of the Portsmouth Police Department. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Gary Ingham, New Hampshire State Police, Headquarters at

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