SANBORNTON –– A 56-year-old man, identified as Christopher Meunier, was arrested on Friday, October 6, after leading state troopers on a high-speed pursuit and collision with a State Police cruiser.
The incident began at approximately 10:17 a.m. when Meunier, driving a blue 2015 Toyota Camry with an expired registration and inspection sticker, refused to provide identification or comply with police instructions, according to a news release from the New Hampshire State Police.
Troopers Erin Frost and Brett Romig attempted to take Meunier into custody for disobeying a police officer on Interstate 93 South, near mile marker 64.
In response, Meunier physically resisted, knocked one of the troopers down, nearly hit the other with his vehicle, and fled the scene. Despite the altercation, neither of the officers sustained injuries.
The ensuing pursuit led authorities down Interstate 93 South and onto Route 3 in Tilton, NH. Meunier then drove into the parking lot of a State Liquor Store on Market Street, striking a police cruiser.
The vehicle continued back onto Route 3 towards Sanbornton, driving at dangerous speeds through rural areas, and forcing officers to halt the pursuit for public safety reasons.
Following an investigation, authorities identified Meunier, a resident of Littleton, NH, as the registered owner of the vehicle.
With help from the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit and the Littleton Police Department, Meunier was arrested without further incident later that evening.
He is now facing multiple charges, including felony reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, disobeying a police officer, reckless driving, resisting arrest, conduct after an accident, driving with an expired license, criminal mischief, and multiple motor vehicle violations.
Meunier is being held at the Belknap County jail and is scheduled for arraignment in the Belknap Superior Court on October 10.