On October 15, 2016, at approximately 5:47 pm, New Hampshire State Police Troop A dispatch received a report of a Maine registered pickup truck traveling on I-95 southbound in Portsmouth at a high rate of speed and having lane control problems, to include almost striking a guardrail. Trooper Matthew Locke, of the New Hampshire State Police-Troop A barracks, was able to catch up to the vehicle and attempted to stop it on Route 101 westbound in Brentwood for speed and lane violations. The vehicle did not stop for Trooper Locke but accelerated in an apparent attempt to escape. Trooper Locke followed the vehicle west on Route 101 attempting to stop it. Raymond Police were able to deploy stop sticks on Route 101 westbound in the area of exit 4 and were able to deflate the front and rear tires on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The pickup truck continued westbound until it took exit 1 in Manchester. At the bottom of the exit 1 off ramp the vehicle came to a stop and the operator fled into the woods. The operator, Brian Harrington age 35 of Limington ME, was quickly taken into custody and charged with, Aggravated DWI, Disobeying a police officer, Reckless conduct, Transporting drugs, and Resisting arrest.
Assisting Troop A were the New Hampshire State Police Troops B and D, The Rockingham Co. Sheriff’s Department, Raymond Police, Candia Police, Auburn Police, and Manchester Police.
This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Trooper Locke, NH State Police Troop A at Matthew.firstname.lastname@example.org or at (603) 223-8490.