Woman faces multiple charges after crash in Derry
Jessica Laroe, 30, of 137 Willard St., is charged with driving under the influence—2nd offense, driving after revocation, habitual offender, disobeying a police office and receiving stolen property. The car was reported stolen in Lowell, according to Derry police Capt. Vern Thomas.
About 11:33 p.m., a Derry officer saw a motorist driving a blue Subaru Legacy in excess of 55 mph on East Broadway near the Derry Public Library.
When police tried to stop the car the driver took evasive action, turning into a residential neighborhood, according to Thomas. Driving north on Mt. Pleasant Street, Laroe failed to negotiate a sharp turn and the Subaru crashed through a five-foot chain link fence that surrounds the athletic fields behind Gilbert H. Hood Middle School. She drove about 250 yards on the fields before coming to a stop, according to police.
Laroe, who was held at Rockingham County jail on $10,000 cash bail follower her arrest, was arraigned Monday at 10th Circuit Court – Derry District. Bail was reduced to $5,000 cash or surety, a date was yet to be set for a probable cause hearing.