Police chase from Manchester to Nashua leads to man's arrest
NASHUA - One man is in police custody after a high-speed chase that started in the Queen City and ended in Nashua.
Police arrested George Bally, 60, of Nashua, and charged him with four counts of felony reckless conduct, two counts of conduct after an accident, disobeying an officer and felony charge of possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.
Officer Warren Tanner responded to reports of a hit-and-run in the area of Lowell and Union streets in Manchester at 10:55 a.m. Monday.
Around the same time a call came into police that a Jeep Cherokee with heavy front-end damage had hit another vehicle across from Saint Mary's Bank on Bridge Street.
Officers responded to the west side of Manchester and eventually located the Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep drove down Electric Street before heading east toward Coolidge Avenue toward the highway. Tanner spotted the vehicle heading south on the F.E. Everett Turnpike.
One person driving on the highway said the car came close to hitting them.
"I went to go take the turn to the right lane and (the) Jeep is coming up behind me, and I'm thinking 'he's just trying to scoot in too' until he goes blowing by me while I'm trying to change lane," Marcus Jiguere said.
Police said the chase ended on Second Street after the driver crashed his Jeep into a fence. After searching the car, police said they found suspected methamphetamine.