A 24-year-old Manchester man who allegedly drove a vehicle at a member of law enforcement during a June incident in Hampton has been indicted by a grand jury at Rockingham County Superior Court.

Anthony Caperci is accused of being under the influence of alcohol on June 20 when he fled a hit-and-run crash in the area of Ashworth Avenue and G Street. The person who reported the crash identified a Subaru and a responding officer was able to find it.

Police officers were able to observe Caperci pull out of traffic on G Street and he allegedly sped east toward Ocean Boulevard while passing vehicles that were stuck in traffic.

After police activated their emergency lights and siren, Caperci drove the Subaru over a curb and on the sidewalk. Police officials say the area was heavily populated with vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Caperci allegedly continued northbound on Ocean Boulevard, driving through the middle of stand-still traffic and hitting multiple vehicles.

According to court paperwork, Caperci drove at Rockingham County Sheriff Deputy Michael Greeley during the incident.

The chase ended when Caperci drove into the back lot of a motel on Ashworth Avenue and crashed into a dumpster. That is when police officials say he took off on foot.

Caperci was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence, reckless conduct, criminal threatening, conduct after an accident and disobeying a police officer.

There were no injuries to report.

According to the indictment paperwork at Rockingham County Superior Court, Caperci is facing two felony charges of reckless conduct with a deadly weapon. The charge involving Greeley could lead to a 10 to 20-year prison sentence if Caperci is convicted by a jury.


Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.

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