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Nashua man charged after leading police on chase from Hudson to Hampstead

HAMPSTEAD - A 21-year-old Nashua man was arrested on drunk driving and other charges after leading police on a high-speed chase through parts of Hudson, Windham, Salem and Hampstead, police said.

Windham police said the chase began when Hudson authorities received a complaint that a Ford Ranger pickup truck was swerving "all over the road" on Lowell Street.

The truck, which police said was driven by Alexander Bedard of Nashua, took off after officers in a patrol car tried to stop it.

The truck headed east on Route 111 with police in pursuit. Windham cruisers picked up the chase when the truck entered that town. and the truck continued into Salem and then Hampstead before being stopped on Route 111.

In addition to the DWI charge, Bedard is charged with reckless conduct and disobeying a police officer.

He is being held at Rockingham County House of Corrections in Brentwood awaiting arraignment Monday.

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