Driver charged after leading state police on interstate chase in stolen car

The driver, Gregory Coffee of Rhode Island, faces multiple charges.

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Spike strips eventually stopped this vehicle in Massachusetts after leading police on an interstate chase early Sunday morning. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

CONCORD, NH – On June 11th, 2017 at approximately 2:15 a.m. New Hampshire State Police Troop D and Troop B Troopers attempted to stop a vehicle that was reported stolen as it traveled on Interstate 89 in Warner. The vehicle was described as a 2003 grey Nissan sedan. The operator of the vehicle, later identified as Gregory Coffey, 33, of Providence, RI.

Coffey/Chelmsford PD

Coffey led the New Hampshire State Police in pursuit south on Interstate 89, south on Interstate 93, and south on the Everett Turnpike toward Nashua. Spike strips were successfully deployed with the assistance of Nashua Police Department near Exit 3. After the vehicle ran over the spike mat, it continued to flee and exited the Everett Turnpike at Exit 2. The vehicle continued south onto the Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua.

The vehicle, despite driving on a rim, continued south on the Daniel Webster Highway into Tyngsboro, Mass. The pursuit then continued south onto Tyngsboro Road where Tyngsboro Police successfully deployed another set of spike strips. The vehicle then ultimately came to a stop just over the Chelmsford Town Line and Coffey was taken into custody without incident.  

According to Chelmsford, Mass., Police, Coffey was wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident in Hartford, Vt., and was charged as a fugitive from justice (three counts) in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Other charges include:

  • Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Operating Recklessly to Endanger
  • Failure to Stop for Police
  • Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Giving a False Name to Police

Once a hearing is scheduled and held, Coffey will be extradited back to the State of New Hampshire to answer multiple charges from Nashua Police Department and the New Hampshire State Police. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact Trooper R. St. Cyr at the NH State Police – Troop D barracks at 603-223-4381.  Authority: Lt. N. Noyes.

These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.