Jan 24, 2016 10:12 AM

Driver fleeing police on Route 101 crashes in Exeter, charged with DWI, speeding


EPPING — State police say a Massachusetts driver trying to evade arrest hit speeds of about 130 mph before crashing in Exeter.

Authorities say 29-year-old Kenneth Coogan of Amesbury, Mass. was taken to Exeter Hospital for treatment of minor injuries suffered in the crash just before 1 a.m. Sunday. He is being charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless conduct, reckless operation and disobeying a police officer.

Police say Trooper George Sanborn was driving eastbound on Route 101 in Epping when he was passed by a 2012 Acura driving in excess of 100 mph.

Authorities say Coogan refused to stop, took the Exeter exit at about 130 mph, struck a concrete island and went airborne before sliding down an embankment.


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