Driver in Thursday’s Granite Street crash turns himself in, faces felony charge

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5-28-15-05280105


Jerome Lindo
Jerome Lindo

MANCHESTER, NH —  Jerome Lindo, 27,  of Manchester was arrested May 31  by Manchester Police after he turned himself in at police headquarters. Lindo has been charged in connection with a Thursday night crash involving multiple vehicles on Granite Street.

Lindo was booked without incident and he will appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on June 1. He was charged with reckless conduct (felony); conduct after an accident (felony); 4 counts of conduct after an accident (misdemeanor); disobeying a police officer (misdemeanor); and operating without a valid driver’s license.

According to police the incident unfolded this way:

On Thursday May 28, 2015 at approximately 10 p.m. Officer Cody Healy of the Manchester Police Department attempted to stop a Black Audi A6 on Elm Street near Merrimack Street for Failure to Display Registration Plates. The Audi accelerated at a high rate of speed, turning westerly onto Granite Street.

 Aware that a Fisher Cats game had just ended and the area was congested with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, Officer Healy did not pursue the vehicle. Uniform Detail Officers working the Fisher Cats game were able to clear the area of pedestrians and vehicles for their safety, as the Audi sped westerly over the Granite Street Bridge. The operator of the Audi attempted to push vehicles stopped in heavy traffic out of the way, resulting in a six vehicle collision on the Granite Street Bridge near the Route 293 overpass. One of the drivers sustained a minor injury and was transported to the Elliot Hospital via American Medical Response. The driver of the Audi fled on foot avoiding apprehension after the multi-car collision.

Members of the Manchester Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team conducted a follow up investigation and identified Lindo as the driver. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was placed into custody Sunday.


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