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Oct 10, 2015 12:02 PM

70-year-old Japanese man leads police on a high-speed chase in Canterbury


CANTERBURY - A 70-year-old Japanese man led police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 93 before he was stopped with a spike strip that was placed on the road by another state trooper.

According to state police, Trooper Mark Magoon tried to stop a 2015 Nissan for speeding just after 7 a.m. on Saturday.

The driver refused to stop and led police on a chase, driving erratically in and out of the breakdown lane. The car pulled over at one point then merged back onto the highway.

Police finally stopped the driver when a spike strip was deployed by another trooper. Though the driver refused to get out of the car, he was ultimately taken into custody.

Chikara Ishikawa, 70, of Japan, was charged with reckless driving, disobeying an officer and resisting arrest.

He was released on $15,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Concord District Court on Monday.


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