Three-Town Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Teen

A police pursuit of a vehicle that began in Derry ended in the arrest of a 16-year-old in Hudson on June 21. According to police logs, at 12:34 a.m. on June 21, Derry police contacted Londonderry police and said that a vehicle they had been pursuing was not stopping for them. Londonderry Police Officer Keith Lee responded that he was behind the vehicle and was following it onto Griffin Road into Hudson.

According to Hudson police, Hudson was notified by Londonderry at approximately 12:38 a.m. and its officers responded to the Griffin Road area to assist. Lee said he terminated the pursuit due to the high rate of speed of the suspect.

“The Londonderry officer continued to follow the vehicle at a safe distance to make further observations,” the Hudson Police report said. “The vehicle had been traveling south on Griffin Road and merged onto Robinson Road southbound. The suspect vehicle approached the intersection of Robinson Road and Lawrence Road and entered a driveway across from the intersection.”

The vehicle was identified by Hudson as a brown 2007 Toyota Sequoia. The report further states that as the Londonderry officer approached the intersection, the suspect vehicle backed up and struck the Londonderry cruiser. The suspect vehicle then turned around and drove north on Robinson Road at a high rate of speed, but struck an unknown object while attempting to evade law enforcement and disabled its front and rear passenger side tires. Airbags deployed and the vehicle became disabled on Griffin Road north of Robinson Road.

The suspect then fled on foot from the disabled vehicle, with Hudson and Londonderry officers pursuing him on foot. He was located in a swampy wooded area on Robinson Road a short time later, and was taken into custody without incident and transported to Hudson Police headquarters for processing. He was then transported by Lee to Londonderry police headquarters for processing into the Londonderry system. A Derry police officer interviewed him there.

Londonderry Police Sergeant David Carver requested Londonderry Fire evaluate the subject. There were no injuries as a result of the collision. Hudson charged the subject with Disobeying a Police Officer (misdemeanor), Conduct After an Accident (misdemeanor), Reckless Driving (violation) and Operating Without a Valid License (violation). The juvenile is scheduled to be arraigned July 11 on the charges from Hudson.

He was arrested on charges of Disobeying a Police Officer, Reckless Operation, Failure to Yield at a Stop or Yield Sign (two counts), a yellow line violation and Operating Without a Valid License, and was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail. His court date is set for July 8 at Derry District Court.
Londonderry and Hudson police declined to identify the suspect.

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