Man Faces Charges in Two States After High-Speed Chase, Crash

A New Hampshire man faces multiple charges in two states after a stolen vehicle pursuit by New Hampshire State Police ends with a crash last night in Methuen.

Police in Methuen said 29-year-old Tommy Rogers of Manchester, N.H., was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice, receiving stolen property, speeding in excess of 100 miles-per-hour in a 55 speed zone, failure to stay within marked lanes and operating a motor vehicle recklessly so as to endanger. Rogers faces numerous additional charges in the State of New Hampshire.

Authorities said New Hampshire State Police troopers were attempting to stop a stolen 1994 Honda Accord driven by Rogers shortly after 10 p.m, Tuesday, when they crossed the state line into Methuen on Interstate 93 Southbound. The chase continued to Route 213 eastbound at speeds over 100 mph. The stolen Honda subsequently exited onto Pleasant Valley Street before Rogers lost control of the vehicle near Milk Street and collided into a telephone pole just prior to a MacDonald’s Restaurant. The crash impact split the vehicle in half.

Rogers and an unidentified female passenger fled unharmed before both were apprehended during a short manhunt by Methuen Police, assisted by Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Police.