High-speed chase ends in taser arrest in North Hampton

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NORTH HAMPTON — A routine traffic stop escalated into a high-speed pursuit Wednesday night, leading to the arrest of a New Hampshire man on multiple charges, including felony reckless conduct.

Deputy Krieger of the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Officer Spence of the North Hampton Police Department, attempted to pull over a blue 2006 GMC 2500 pickup truck for various violations at approximately 10:20 p.m. along Post Road.

The driver, later identified as Philip Hanley, 27, of Newfields, New Hampshire, failed to stop and led authorities on a chase.

The pickup truck fled at a high rate of speed, nearly hitting several other vehicles on Post Road before entering Greenland.

Hanley tried to evade the officers by pulling into a residential driveway, but when ordered to exit the vehicle, he did not comply and attempted to walk away.

Officers subdued Hanley using a taser and took him into custody.

Hanley now faces charges including felony reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, disobeying a police officer, aggravated driving under the influence (2nd offense), and resisting arrest.

After processing, he was held on preventative detention at the Rockingham County House of Corrections.

He is scheduled to appear in Portsmouth District Court and Hampton District Court on Thursday.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office expressed gratitude to the North Hampton Police Department, Greenland Police Department, New Hampshire State Police Troop A, and Greenland Fire Department for their assistance during the incident.

Deputy Krieger is leading the ongoing investigation.

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