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Northwood man, 19, accused of driving ATV illegally on I-93 while drunk


July 07. 2018 10:17PM
Derek C. Meyer, 19, of Northwood, has a court date later this month after leading State Police on a pursuit as he allegedly drove drunk his ATV along two interstate highways Friday. (State Police Courtesy Photo)



NEW HAMPTON — A Northwood man faces an array of charges, including aggravated drunken driving, after New Hampshire State Police and local officers pursued him while he was driving illegally on Interstates 393 and 93 on his all-terrain vehicle.

Derek C. Meyer, 19, will be arraigned July 19 in 4th Circuit Court Laconia District Division on the aggravated DWI charge, and is also accused of reckless operation and disobeying a police officer.

He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail, but other local charges were pending, officials said.

State troopers pursued Meyer Friday afternoon after receiving numerous calls about an ATV traveling illegally on the interstate and being driven erratically.

A trooper from Troop E in Tamworth finally caught up with Meyer in the area of Exit 20 in Tilton, but Meyer would not stop and continued driving his ATV north on I-93.

State troopers notified other colleagues knowing that Meyer would run out of fuel. Soon after, troopers from Troop D in Concord found the disabled ATV on I-93 at Exit 23 in New Hampton.

Meyer was then taken into custody without further incident.

State troopers later learned that the Epsom and Northwood police departments had been pursuing Meyer on his ATV prior to it entering the interstate system.

State Police continue to investigate and anyone who may have information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Derek Myrdek, Troop D at (603) 223-8944 or derekmyrdek@dos.nh.gov.


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