EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 24, 2012

Driver nabbed in Pelham after police pursuit

By Doug Ireland
direland@eagletribune.com

---- — PELHAM — A Hudson man was captured following a hit-and-run crash and two-town chase that ended on Mammoth Road.

Jared Plamondon, 28, faces numerous charges in connection with the incident, which began in Hudson about 11 p.m. Sunday.

Plamondon, driving a white Chevrolet Cobalt, was spotted by Hudson police Chief Jason Lavoie while fleeing the hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Greely Street and Route 111 in Hudson.

Lavoie began following Plamondon in an unmarked police vehicle and tried to stop the Cobalt, according to Hudson police Capt. William Avery. Plamondon began driving recklessly, nearly hitting Lavoie's vehicle, Avery said.

Two other Hudson officers joined the pursuit in their cruisers as Plamondon began driving more than 100 mph, crossing into Pelham, Avery said. Pelham officers were also responding when Plamondon's vehicle broke down on Mammoth Road, Pelham police Chief Joseph Roark said.

Plamondon fled into nearby woods, where he was tracked and arrested by Hudson K9 Master Patrol Officer James Connor and his dog, Looch.

Plamondon was transported to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for treatment of minor lacerations he suffered during his capture, Avery said.

Plamondon was charged with conduct after an accident, aggravated driving while intoxicated, felony reckless conduct, resisting arrest, disobeying an officer, driving after revocation or suspension, and reckless operation. Bail was set at $5,000 cash, and he was arraigned in Ninth Circuit Court in Nashua.

A second man in the vehicle, Lawrence Nelson, 28, of Nashua, was taken into custody but not charged in connection with the incident. He was transported to the Hillsborough County jail and held on a parole violation, Avery said.