NEW HAMPTON — After allegedly passing a state trooper at 98 mph in the snowstorm and nearly hitting another vehicle, a Massachusetts man was arrested following a Sunday chase.
Trooper First Class Sean Faherty of the New Hampshire State Police was responding to a call for a collision on I-93 when he saw a vehicle come from behind at a high rate of speed and passed him, according to a police press release. As the vehicle passed Faherty, it came upon another vehicle and nearly struck it from behind, so the driver slammed on the brakes, lost control, and careened to the right in front of Faherty and hit a snowbank, sending the vehicle back into the left lane. The offending driver regained control and sped off. Faherty gave chase, clocking the driver at 98 mph. Despite the officer's flashing lights and siren, the driver continued driving northbound, away from the crash scene it has been forced to slow down for. After driving another mile and a half, the driver finally pulled over, ending what the release calls "menacing driving behavior."
During the roadside investigation, Faherty determined the driver was impaired by alcohol and that his operating privileges in New Hampshire had been suspended.
William G. Mullen, 58, of Peabody, Massachusetts, was charged with disobeying a police officer, driving while intoxicated - subsequent offense, reckless operation, operating after suspension, and open container. He was schedule to appear in Laconia District Court on March 9 to answer to the charges.
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