TILTON –– A suspect involved in a hit-and-run was taken into custody in the early hours of Friday, Sept. 22, following two high-speed police chases and a brief struggle.
The Tilton Police Department had earlier issued a “be on the lookout” alert for the vehicle.
Officers from the Franklin Police Department initially located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the pursuit was terminated due to high speeds and the driver extinguishing their headlights.
The vehicle was later found parked in Bristol near the Alexandria town line by Detective Schaffner.
Despite another attempted escape by the suspect leading to a second pursuit, the vehicle ultimately became disabled and stopped.
Detective Schaffner, alongside Officer Nordberg, apprehended the driver after a short altercation.
The driver now faces multiple charges, including disobeying an officer, aggravated DUI (eluding), second-offense DUI, operating after suspension, requiring an ignition interlock, displaying a false inspection sticker, resisting arrest, and simple assault on a police officer.
The investigation remains ongoing, and further information will be provided as it becomes available.