September 02. 2018 11:29AM

Seabrook man leads police on two-state chase, rams cruiser

New Hampshire Union Leader

SEABROOK — A Seabrook man faces felony charges after leading state and local police on a two-state chase that included ramming a New Hampshire state trooper’s cruiser early Saturday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

Dustin Claar, 27, is being held in the Rockingham County House of Correction awaiting his arraignment Tuesday in Rockingham County Superior Court on a felony reckless conduct charge. State police officials say additional charges are likely.

The chase started just before 1 a.m. Saturday when state trooper George Sanborn responded to a report of a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 striking a residential mailbox and refusing to stop for a Seabrook police officer.

While Sanborn and a local police officer were talking with the property owner, Claar sped past them in the truck, state police officials said.

While Trooper Sanborn was traveling east on Black Snake Road, Claar emerged from a driveway in his truck and rammed the trooper’s 2013 Dodge Charger again before speeding away, officials said.

Seabrook police lost sight of Claar as he drove into Amesbury, Mass., but a short time later a Salisbury, Mass. police officer saw Claar’s truck and the pursuit resumed.

After re-entering New Hampshire, Claar lost control of the truck and crashed on Route 107 before fleeing on foot, officials said.

Sanborn deployed his dog “Scout”, who found Claar hiding in a nearby barn, officials said. He was arrested without further incident.

New Hampshire State Police were assisted in the chase by Seabrook, Kensington and Exeter police, as well as Amesbury and Salisbury police in Massachusetts.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Trooper Sanborn of Troop-A Barracks at (603) 679-3333 or