CANTERBURY –– A motorcyclist attempting to evade police was apprehended early Friday morning after his motorcycle suffered mechanical failure.
Nathanial J Bergeron, 27, of Pittsfield was spotted by Trooper Zachary Bilotta of the New Hampshire State Police shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 22, traveling at 115 MPH on Interstate 93 north in Concord.
Bergeron refused to stop when Trooper Bilotta attempted to pull him over. He was later found walking his broken-down motorcycle on the off-ramp to the Canterbury Rest Area.
When he saw the officer, Bergeron fled on foot into the nearby woods.
Additional officers, including Trooper Matthew Field and his K-9 partner Jax, were called to the scene. During this time, Trooper Bilotta confirmed that Bergeron’s motorcycle had suffered engine failure during the chase.
K-9 Jax successfully tracked Bergeron in the woods, leading to his capture without further incident.
Upon his arrest, officers discovered Bergeron had active warrants from other agencies. He also informed officers that he had ingested heroin while on the run.
Bergeron was transported to Concord Hospital for medical treatment and later taken to Merrimack County Jail, pending his arraignment in Merrimack County Superior Court.
Alongside the active warrants, he is also charged with disobeying an officer, operating while certified as a habitual offender, resisting arrest, and reckless operation.
The State Police were assisted by the Boscawen and Northfield Police Departments, the Canterbury Fire Department, Penacook Rescue, and Matt Brown’s Truck Repair.