NH man admits traveling 185 mph on motorcycle before crashing

Posted Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:30 a.m.

A man who admitted traveling at 185 mph on his motorcycle after being clocked at 127 mph in a 65 mph zone early Saturday morning, was being held on $30,000 cash bail at the Merrimack County Jail after being charged one felony, four Class A misdemeanors and two operating violations by New Hampshire State Police.

David J. Fries, 31, of Manchester, New Hampshire, passed Trooper Megan Walsh, who was parked in a crossover on I-93 in Bow just north of Hooksett on his 2000 Suzuki Sport motorcycle at 127 mph on radar at 2:45 a.m. Fries was traveling at approximately 120 mph when Trooper Walsh caught up to him near exit 14, police said, in a 55 mph zone. Fries ignored the state police cruiser’s flashing blue lights and siren, and instead took exit 15E onto Route 393 east and accelerated, causing the high-speed pursuit to stop, a press release stated.

Trooper Matt Partington then observed Fries almost two minutes later along Route 106 and witnessed the suspect motorcycle that then ran a red light and crashed into a guardrail on the opposite side of the road where he then fled the scene on foot.

Troopers from Troop D, assisted by the Concord Police Department, established a cordon of the area while Trooper Cattabriga and his State Police canine responded and initiated a search. After approximately a 45-minute track Fries was located, refused to comply with commands and was detained by the state police canine, sustaining minor injuries to his left arm, police said. Fries was arrested and found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle, smoking pipe and crack cocaine.

He was treated at Concord Hospital for a broken ankle from the crash and injuries from the canine detention. It was there he admitted that on Route 393 he reached speeds of 185 mph before exiting the highway, the state police release said.

Fries was charged with reckless operation, operating without a motorcycle license, disobeying a police officer, transportation of drugs, conduct after an accident, resisting arrest or detention and possession of a controlled drug.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact Trooper Megan Walsh at 603-223-4381.

Distributed by MCT Information Services

 

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