Apr 21, 2017 7:40 PM

NH man charged after hit-and-run accident, breached bail conditions

CANDIA — A man has been charged after he fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident and crashed his vehicle.

Police reported that at about 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, officers from the Candia Police Department responded to High Street for a suspect vehicle that had allegedly fled the scene after striking another car in Hooksett.The victim of the accident attempted to follow the suspect however was unsuccessful after the suspect reportedly passed another vehicle and began traveling at a high rate of speed.

Police say that a short time after, near the intersection of North, Currier and New Boston Road, the driver of the suspect vehicle lost control and struck several trees and some large boulders.

Officers located the crashed vehicle and found Michael Stevens, 22 of Hancock, in the drivers seat, and Katherine Bentley in the passenger seat. It was quickly learned that was a court order prohibiting Stevens from being with Bentley.

Stevens was brought to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries and was charged with reckless operation, stalking, and breach of bail conditions. Police say the case remains under investigation.

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