Fugitive arrested after high-speed chase in Manchester

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MANCHESTER –– Police arrested 51-year-old Andrew Dufresne on multiple charges after he led officers on a high-speed chase through Manchester on Sunday.

Dufresne, who had an outstanding warrant from Webster, NH, was first spotted by police driving on the Bridge St Bridge.

Upon seeing the officers, Dufresne increased his speed and led the chase into the Mill West Parking lot, endangering pedestrians with his high-speed driving.

The car chase ended near Allard Dr when Dufresne abruptly stopped his vehicle, jumped a fence, and attempted to flee on foot. Officers were able to catch and apprehend him.

The charges from the Webster warrant include second-degree assault – DV, two counts of simple assault –DV, obstructing the report of a crime, and breach of bail.

Additionally, Dufresne has an outstanding warrant from the US District Court of New Hampshire for violating a condition of supervised release.

Prior to his arrest, Dufresne was already out on bail for a felony theft charge related to a stolen boat and trailer from a Blaine St. property.

Following the chase, Manchester police have added charges of reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, operating without a valid license, and resisting arrest.

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