Police: New Hampshire Man Crashed Stolen Vehicle After Lengthy Pursuit
A Rochester man allegedly fled from police in a stolen vehicle Tuesday morning and later crashed on Interstate 95 near the Maine-New Hampshire border, according to police.
Police said the suspect, after initially being stopped by police on the I-95 ramp from Route 107, allegedly sped away from police at speeds over 100 mph before eventually colliding with another vehicle, rolling over until the car came to rest on its roof approximately 40 yards from the highway, police said.
The operator of the vehicle, identified by police as Dennis Pringle, 25, of Rochester, was charged with receiving stolen property, disobeying and officer, operating without a valid license and reckless operation, per police.
Pringle was released on personal recognizance bail pending his arraignment at Rockingham County Superior Court, police said.
Pringle and another female passenger were transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while another female passenger was transported to Exeter Hospital. The second motorist involved in the collision was uninjured and the vehicle suffered only minor damage, police said.
“We are grateful that this incident concluded without any serious injuries to the suspects or to the general public and that the suspect will have to appear before the court to answer for his actions," Seabrook Police Chief Brett Walker said.
Seabrook police said they, along with other law enforcement agencies, had been investigating several incidents of motor-vehicle theft and possible connections to crimes of violence on the Massachusetts North Shore, according to a press release.
Police said the incident remains under investigation and that anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact Officer Eddie Tyre at the Seabrook Police Department. Anyone wishing to provide information on illegal activities can report the information to the Seabrook Police Department at 603-474-5200 or through the Crimeline for the Hamptons via text to “CRIMES” (274637) keyword: “Hamptons”.