NASHUA –– Eight people were arrested during a high visibility patrol on the Everett Turnpike on Friday, September 15.
Conducted by troopers in cooperation with the Nashua Police Department, the patrol targeted impaired and aggressive driving during the evening hours.
The patrol stopped 83 vehicles, leading to the arrests, which included charges of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and reckless driving.
Three of the drivers were reportedly going over 105 MPH. One arrest involved a driver who had minor children in the car.
The following persons were arrested:
David Goodall, age 25, of Chelmsford, MA – DWI
Jonathan Velez, age 40, of Bedford, NH – Aggravated DWI, Reckless Driving
Vivian Vargas, age 27, of Nashua, NH – Reckless Driving, Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Juvenile, of Nashua, NH – Driving without a License
Cory Larochelle, age 33, of Lowell, MA – Reckless Driving
Juan Padilla Escobar, age 20, of Nashua, NH – Driving without a License
Valentina Pikulik, age 26, of Manchester, NH – Aggravated DWI, DWI-Subsequent Offense
Benedy Abreu, age 35, Haverhill, MA – Reckless Driving
Despite the multiple arrests, no impaired driver-related crashes were reported during the patrol period.
Increased patrols will continue on the Everett Turnpike and throughout the state during the fall season. Motorists are reminded to follow the rules of the road and drive responsibly.