EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 4, 2013

Hudson police nab suspect who hit snowbank

By Jo-Anne MacKenzie

---- — HUDSON — A Derry man was arrested early yesterday after plowing into a snowbank while trying to elude police.

Hudson police nabbed Daniel Marchant, 31, at 2:22 a.m. after he apparently didn’t notice Third Street was a dead end and drove into a snowbank at the end of the road.

Officer Michael Davis had spotted Marchant driving a white Pontiac Grand Prix on Derry Street earlier. The officer was aware Marchant had warrants out of Hudson and Londonderry for felony forgery, police said, and tried to stop the car.

But Marchant refused to stop, according to police. He drove onto Lindsay Street and continued on side streets throughout the center of Hudson, police said. Marchant was driving at about 20 mph.

When Davis saw the car turn from Ferry Street onto Third Street, the arrest wasn’t far away. Police said Marchant didn’t appear to realize Third Street is not a through street and he drove into a snowbank at the end of the street. Davis arrested him shortly thereafter. Marchant was not injured after hitting the snowbank.

He was charged with two felony counts of forgery and a misdemeanor charge of disobeying a police officer.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash or surety, which Marchant couldn’t post. He was taken to the Hillsborough County jail.

Marchant is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in 9th Circuit Court in Nashua.