Man Hits State Police Cruiser During I-95 Traffic Stop, Cops Say
A Derry man was charged with driving under the influence after he struck a New Hampshire State Police cruiser on Route 95 and left the scene early Sunday morning.
State Police said David Valle, 26, struck the driver's side of the cruiser as Trooper Lauren Hervieux conducted a traffic stop along the southbound lanes in Greenland around 12:20 a.m. Hervieux was treated and released from the Seabrook Emergency Clinic for minor injuries.
Valle was stopped a short time later by Seabrook police on Route 107 and arrested without incident, according to State Police. He was also charged with conduct after an accident, reckless driving and failure to move over for an emergency vehicle. He will appear in the 10th Circuit Hampton District Court on May 20.
Hervieux was involved in a similar side swipe incident in February 2019 on the Spaulding Turnpike in Newington, according to State Police, when an intoxicated driver hit her cruiser and a tow truck called to a DUI arrest.
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