May 31, 2015 1:03 PM
Police arrest man they say caused multi-car collision near Fisher Cats stadium last week
MANCHESTER - Police have arrested the man they say caused a six-car pile-up on the Granite Street bridge on Thursday.
Jerome Lindo, 27 of Manchester, turned himself in to police on Sunday and was charged with two felonies: reckless conduct, conduct after an accident, as well as four misdemeanor counts of conduct after an accident, disobeying a police officer and operating without a valid drivers license.
The incident stemmed from events late Thursday just as a Fisher Cats game had got out in the area. Manchester police said they tried to stop a Black Audi A6 on Elm Street for failing to display registration plates. The driver of the car refused to stop and drove away at high speed, turning west onto Granite Street. Police did not give chase because of the number of pedestrians and cars in the area at the time and instead, detail officers worked to get people out of the way of the fleeing car.
Driving into heavy traffic on the bridge, the operator of the Audi attempted to push vehicles out of the way, resulting in the six vehicle collision, police said.
Officials said one of the drivers was transported to Eliot Hospital for a minor injury and the driver fled the scene on foot.
Police said Lindo left the state, but returned to turn himself over to police. He is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court in Manchester on June 1.