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Nov 16, 2014 2:58 PM

Police: Unlicensed teen drives wrong-way on I-93 at 118mph


CONCORD - New Hampshire State Police have a 16-year-old girl in custody after she allegedy drove more than 100 mph in the wrong direction on Interstate 93.

Police in Tilton first spotted the vehicle going southbound in the northbound lane near exit 20 early this morning.

NH State Troopers Myrdek and Walsh caught up with the girl - who was driving a red Toyota RAV4 - in the area of exit 17, police said.

The driver refused to stop for the troopers, according to authorities.

Troopers drove parallel to the driver in the southbound lanes, while the girl allegedly continued to drive the wrong-way at speeds of 118 mph.

The driver made it to the Hooksett tolls and continued onto Interstate 293.

Troopers were able to deploy spike strips at exit 6 near the Amoskeag Bridge in Manchester, and finally took the girl into custody near exit 4 on I-293 North - about 35 miles from where the pursuit began.

The operator has not yet been identified. State police are asking for witnesses of this incident to call Trooper Derek Myrdek at 603-223-8496.


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