A Garland, Maine, man is facing numerous charges after allegedly leading New Hampshire police on a high-speed chase that started in Antrim and ended in Concord.
Joshua Young, 32, was arrested and charged by both Antrim (New Hampshire) and New Hampshire State Police with felony reckless conduct, aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, two counts of disobeying an officer, two counts of driving after license suspension and conduct after an accident.
N.H. state police said they were notified just after 10 p.m. Monday that Antrim police were pursuing a pickup truck with Maine registration that had fled a traffic stop. Antrim officers initially stopped the gray 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup for speeding on Route 9, according to a news release from state police, but the driver, later identified as Young, then took off, traveling on Route 9 and then onto Routes 202 and 9 toward Interstate 89.
Antrim officers requested state police assistance as the vehicle traveled at speeds in excess of 100 mph, according to the news release. Antrim police maintained control of the pursuit as troopers joined in and assisted as the truck got onto Interstate 89 southbound from exit 5. The vehicle continued south and was being operated recklessly, police said, passing vehicles in the right breakdown lane at a high speed.
State and Antrim police caught up with the truck as the driver attempted to get off the interstate at exit 2. He lost control, police said, striking two posts and the guardrail, with his truck coming to rest in the snow off the right side of the road. Young then allegedly fled on foot into the woods. A perimeter was established and state troopers, assisted by the Bow Police Department police dog, found him a short distance away in a wooded area.
Young was held for lack of $20,000 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in both the Hillsborough and Concord circuit courts.
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