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Piermont man indicted in ramming of police chief’s car

HAVERHILL — A Grafton County Superior Court grand jury has returned three indictments against a 40-year-old Piermont man accused of ramming his vehicle into the Piermont police chief&#';s cruiser last month.

Craig M. Dennis of Route 25C is charged with reckless conduct, simple assault on a police officer and resisting arrest or detention, all on Aug. 20 in Piermont.

Dennis &#';recklessly drove his vehicle&#'; — considered a deadly weapon, according to the indictments — &#';from a driveway directly into a cruiser,&#'; driven by Piermont Police Chief Robert Garvin, placing the chief in danger of serious bodily injury.

Also, Dennis&#'; &#';mouth had unprivileged physical contact with&#'; the hand of New Hampshire State Police trooper Sean McCarthy on that date, according to the indictments, and Dennis is further accused of interfering with McCarthy&#';s attempts to take him into custody.

The grand jury handed up the indictments last Friday at its September session. They were made public Wednesday.

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