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  • Jeffrey Hastings

Manchester Man Arrested on Multiple Felonies After Car Crash

Hooksett Police attempted to stop a gold Cadillac DTS on Commerce Drive in Hooksett for displaying the wrong license plates on Tuesday.


The vehicle failed to stop and accelerated quickly at a high rate of speed away from officers traveling south onto Front Street into Manchester. Officers quickly stopped the pursuit due to safety concerns.


As Officers were turning onto Hackett Hill Road, they observed the vehicle that was still going south on Front Street, lose control around Old Hackett Hill Road and crash into a tree, causing extensive damage to the vehicle.


When officers approached the vehicle, the driver had exited the vehicle and was taken into custody without further incident.


Police say during a search of the vehicle multiple baggies of suspected drugs were located including: crack cocaine, methamphetamine, cocaine, suboxone, and amphetamine pills.


The driver was identified as Aaron Cantrell, 33 of Manchester, NH


Cantrell was transported to an area hospital to be medically evaluated. He was charged with Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon (Felony), Possession of a Controlled Drug X5 (Felony), Disobeying an Officer (Misdemeanor), Operating without a Valid License (Misdemeanor), Transporting Drugs (Misdemeanor), Reckless Operation (Violation), Misuse of Plates (Violation) and Uninspected Vehicle (Violation).


Cantrell was released on PR bail from the hospital with a to-be-determined date at the Merrimack County Superior Court.


Note: No booking photo was provided by Hooksett Police. The attached photo is from a 2015 arrest in Manchester.



Manchester Police


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