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DUI suspect loses fight with trooper on I-93 in Derry

DERRY — State Police said a man stopped for suspected drunken driving turned violent, picking a fight with the trooper who stopped him on Interstate 93 in Derry early Sunday morning.

Police said Scott Bennett. 38, of Methuen, Mass., was driving a Ford Explorer when it was stopped for driving erratically just south of the Route 4 exit.

Trooper A.P. Monaco stopped the truck and concluded Bennett was intoxicated. While being placed under arrest, Bennett became violent and began fighting, Monaco said in a report.

After a struggle, Bennett was handcuffed, but resisted being placed in the state police cruiser, Monaco said he had to be forced into the car.
Bennett will face drunken driving and resisting arrest charges in Derry District Court on April 26. He was released on bail.