MANCHESTER, NH – A woman spotted by police driving erratically on the city’s West Side March 16 unwittingly led police on a low-speed pursuit on Interstate 293 before being arrested.
At about 8:10 p.m. Officer Ryan Heile attempted to stop an erratic driver on Second Street near Queen City Avenue. The 2000 Chevrolet Impala was operated by Binh Chau, 26, of Manchester.
Officer Heile observed Chau proceed north on Second Street near Applebee’s Restaurant, 581 Second Street. Chau was driving in the left lane and started to pull into the right travel lane as her traffic light turned green. Her actions almost caused a crash as she allegedly cut off another motor vehicle while traveling northerly toward the I-293 on ramp. Police said Chau appeared to be oblivious to the fact she almost caused an accident, so Officer Heile attempted to stop her as she turned on to I-293.
Chau proceeded north on I-293 and failed to stop for Officer Heile. She continued on the highway until she reached Exit 7. Officer Alexander April pulled ahead to exit 7 and assisted in stopping the vehicle at the bottom of the off ramp. Chau finally stopped and claimed she was unaware of the police cruiser behind her.
She was taken into custody and charged with disobeying a police officer. She was released on $500 personal recognizance and will appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on March 30, 2015.
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