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Biker faces charges after high-speed chase at 127 mph

August 30. 2014 9:02PM

CONCORD - A man New Hampshire State Police say was clocked going 127 mph led troopers on a high-speed chase before crashing, then tried to continue on foot before a police dog put an end to the pursuit.

David J. Fries, 31, of Manchester, was arrested on multiple charges around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a release from New Hampshire State Police.

A trooper spotted a motorcycle northbound on Interstate 93 and clocked it at 127 mph in a 65 mph zone just north of the Hooksett rest area.

The trooper caught up with the motorcycle in Concord, where the driver took exit 15E onto I-393 and accelerated away from the state police cruiser.

The pursuit was terminated, but another trooper who heard about the chase on the radio was monitoring I-393 to see if the motorcycle was going that way. Trooper First Class Matt Partington saw the motorcycle take Exit 3 at a high-rate of speed, run a red light and crash into the guard rail across the road.

After Fries continued on foot, troopers and Concord police cordoned off the area and a state police dog started tracking the area.

The dog located Fries in about 45 minutes, then detained him after he refused to comply with troopers' commands, police said.

Fries was taken to Concord Hospital, where he was treated for a broken ankle from the crash and other injuries from being detained by the dog, state police said.

According to the release, Fries was in possession of a hypodermic needle, smoking pipe and crack cocaine. He was being held at Merrimack County Jail on charges of reckless operation, operating without a motorcycle license, disobeying a police officer, transportation of drugs, conduct after an accident, resisting arrest or detention and possession of a controlled drug.

According to state police, Fries admitted reaching excessive speeds on I-393 before exiting the highway and crashing.

It is the fourth time in the month of August that N.H. State Police have reported an arrest of a motorcyclist going 120 mph or faster.

Staff report

Public Safety New Hampshire Concord Hooksett Manchester

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