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Manchester Woman Arrested On Warrant After Pursuit Of Car Driven By Lowell Man

New Hampshire State Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit Saturday morning on Route 93. The pursuit ended in Salem with two people being arrested.


A Trooper patrolling on 93 at about 2:30 a.m. saw an SUV operating erratically on 93 North in Londonderry. The SUV crossed the grassy median in an effort to take Exit 5 when the Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle.


"After stopping briefly, the vehicle took off, fleeing on Interstate 93 southbound and a pursuit ensued,” NHSP Lt Bryan Trask said. "During the pursuit the vehicle continued to operate erratically, swerving all over the road. The troopers also observed items being thrown out of the vehicle.”


As the SUV drove south, through Derry and Windham, Salem police prepared spike strips near Exit 2. The spike strips, Trask said, deflated three of the SUV's tires. The driver took the Exit 2 offramp, drove onto Pelham Road, and stopped about a mile later, on a dead-end road, he said.


Travis Tillman, 20, of Lowell, Massachusetts, and Hailey Dorr, 21, of Manchester were then arrested.


State police found an 8-month-old baby in the SUV as well as two other occupants. EMTs were requested to check on their condition and all were found to be fine, he said.


Tillman was charged with a single reckless conduct count and two counts of felony criminal restraint, all felonies, as well as endangering the welfare of a child, reckless operation, disobeying an officer and operating with a suspended license charges. He was released later on cash bail. Dorr had an active warrant unrelated to the case and she was released later.


Trask thanked both Salem police and fire and rescue teams for their assistance with the case.


Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Trooper Luan Sanches via email at Luan.G.Sanches@DOS.NH.GOV.



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