Man wanted in Maine crashes car after fleeing NH police

Posted Sept. 09, 2012, at 7:12 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 09, 2012, at 11:12 a.m.

ROCHESTER, N.H. — A driver is facing multiple charges after crashing a 1999 Chevy Cavalier into a house early Saturday morning.

According to a press release issued by the Rochester Police Department, at approximately 3:35 a.m. police went to the area of Summer and Allen streets for a single motor vehicle accident after a car crashed into a house.

As the release states, an officer was attempting to pull the vehicle over for a motor vehicle violation when the driver sped up and drove away from the officer. The vehicle was going too fast to negotiate a turn and crashed into a nearby house.

The driver of the vehicle, Michael Stringer, was trapped inside the vehicle following the crash. Emergency personnel had to remove Stringer from the heavily damaged vehicle.

The residence was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

Police later learned Stringer did not have a valid drivers license and was also wanted for a probation violation out of Maine. It was also discovered that Stringer had taken the vehicle without the owner’s consent.

After being treated for injuries not considered life-threatening at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, police arrested Stringer and charged him with being a fugitive from justice, disobeying an officer, reckless operation, taking without owner’s consent, operating without a valid license, and possession of drugs.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to contact the Rochester Police Department at 603-330-7127.

© 2012 the Foster’s Daily Democrat

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