Man Arrested After Driving Into Police Cruiser
On July 29, 2023 at approximately 7:10 PM, Manchester Police responded to the area of 163 South Mammoth Rd for a report of electrical wires down in the road.
Two units responded, and in order to maintain safety, they shut down the road to all traffic.
The officers blocked the road with their cruisers, emergency lights activated. Approximately 2 hours later, a Toyota Landcruiser traveling south on S. Mammoth Rd hit the cruiser at the intersection of S. Mammoth Rd and Island Pond Rd. The cruiser was struck on the driver’s side and the officer was unable to open her door, forcing her to crawl over the center console and use the passenger door. The officer was taken to Elliot Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Toyota was able to get out of his vehicle on his own and he was not injured.
The driver was identified as Craig Young, 60, of Weare. Young was arrested and charged with DUI-Impairment and Reckless Operation.