When New Hampshire police received a report that a driver was operating a vehicle in a hazardous manner, they acted quickly to pursue the car. They located the person traveling south on Interstate 93 in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
The 45-year-old female from Marlborough allegedly led state police on a chase lasting 10 miles. She was eventually detained near the state's border with Massachusetts and charged with aggravated drunk driving.
A police official in Windham first spotted the driver when she pulled into a weigh station on Interstate 93. Although she stopped briefly at the weigh station, she then took off. She was later stopped on Exit 1 in a joint effort of state police and troopers.
According to officials, the woman resisted the officers by refusing to get out of her vehicle. After a short struggle, the officers and troopers were able to get in and extricate her from the car.
According to state police, she was taken into custody and was held awaiting a date for arraignment. Other charges included driving while under the influence, resisting arrest, and refusing to obey a police officer. New Hampshire State Police have indicated she has been scheduled for arraignment in a Salem District Court.
A DUI charge can change the course of one's life dramatically. Aside from emotional feedback from the community, the law does not look kindly upon those individuals who drive while intoxicated. Penalties can include hefty fines, loss of license and inability to go to work, as well as loss of physical freedoms.
If you are facing DUI or DWI in New Hampshire, you need an experienced legal professional who will act on your behalf to navigate you through the legal system.
It is in your best interest to seek help from an informed individual who can minimize the disruption these charges can cause in your life. There are many factors that can enter into a defense case for you, including correct administration of field sobriety tests and previous DUI's against you. Consider your options carefully, as a conviction for drunk driving stays on your record. Seek help from someone who will be with you in examining your case from every angle possible.
Source: Boston Globe, "Woman facing drunken driving charge following chase" Catalina Gaitan, Jun. 09, 2014