Oct 6, 2016 9:44 PM

NH Trooper directing traffic jumps out of way as car accelerates toward him


NASHUA— A state trooper was brushed by a car when directing traffic, Thursday afternoon.

Trooper Jeffery Ardini was standing outside his fully marked cruiser in a traffic vest when he tried to stop a black Volkswagon Beetle, operated by 57-year-old John Hunt of Chelmsford, Mass.

Hunt neglected to stop and instead accelerated up a ramp, causing Trooper Ardini to jump out of the way for safety.

As Hunt passed, his vehicle brushed against Trooper Ardini and impacted the equipment of his duty belt.

An investigation was conducted and it was determined that Hunt had disabilities that affected his capacity to operate a motor vehicle safely.

Hunt was cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, disobeying a police officer directing traffic, and a request for a medical review of his driving privileges was forwarded to the director of motor vehicles.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Trooper Quigley at 603-672-3333.

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