Massachusetts man arrested after high-speed chase, hitting NH State Police cruiser

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PORTSMOUTH — A Massachusetts man was arrested late Monday night after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with a New Hampshire State Police cruiser being struck.

At around 11:45 p.m., Trooper Cameron Vetter from Troop A spotted a 2012 gray Toyota Camry speeding over 100 mph northbound on Interstate 95 with erratic lane changes.

When Vetter attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver, later identified as Steven Hebert, 42, of Worcester, Massachusetts, accelerated and initiated a pursuit.

The Camry, reported stolen from Wilmington, Massachusetts, continued into Kittery, Maine, with New Hampshire Troopers in pursuit and Maine authorities joining the chase.

Kittery Police took the lead as the suspect exited I-95 at Exit 3.

The pursuit came to an end in York, Maine, when Hebert turned onto a dead-end road, circled back, and collided with Trooper Matthew Dushame’s cruiser.

He was arrested without further incident and no injuries were reported.

Hebert is facing multiple charges in both Maine and New Hampshire for the pursuit and possession of the stolen vehicle.

New Hampshire State Police were assisted by the Maine State Police, Kittery Police Department, York Police Department, and local EMS.

Authorities encourage anyone with additional information to contact Trooper Vetter at (603) 223-4381 or via email at [email protected].

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