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New Hampshire

May 12, 2011

Brief pursuit leads to charges for Londonderry man

LONDONDERRY — Justin Routhier, 29, of Londonderry faces four charges after an early-morning incident yesterday.

Routhier is charged with disobeying an officer, aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated (second offense), and reckless operation after he was stopped at 1:20 a.m. on Interstate 93.

Routhier was driving on Route 102 when he veered into the opposite lane, into the path of a cruiser driven by Sgt. Adam Dyer, according to Lt. Tim Jones.

Dyer tried to stop Routhier near the Exit 4 ramp, but the suspect drove onto I-93 northbound and kept going. A New Hampshire state trooper, who happened to be out on a traffic stop on Route 102, joined Dyer in his effort to stop Routhier.

The incident was brief, Jones said.

Routhier drove less than two miles at speeds not exceeding 65 mph, before he pulled over and was arrested without incident.

Routhier was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned June 3 in Derry District Court.

— Jo-Anne MacKenzie

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