HOOKSETT, NH – With heightened traffic patrols in place for what is expected to be a busy Labor Day weekend, State Police arrested two men Sept. 4, after they were observed weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed on I-93 in Hooksett on sport cycles.
Kevin Blais, 23, of Nashua, and James Neveu, 23, of Manchester, were charged with reckless operation. Neveu was also charged with possession of a controlled drug.
At approximately 7:45 a.m. Trooper K LeBlanc was monitoring northbound traffic on I-93 in Hooksett during the morning commute when he observed two sport-style motorcycles traveling in excess of 108 mph. Just prior to Trooper Leblanc’s observations three troopers working at the northbound Hooksett Toll plaza observed the two motorcycles enter the cash lane, stop, then proceed northbound and accelerate up to 78 mph. One operator was seen looking back at the direction of the troopers, slowing down to 72 mph before disappearing around the bend prior to encountering Trooper Leblanc.
A civilian employee who works at Troop D in Concord also witnessed the two motorcycles speeding and weaving through traffic on I-93 north prior to the Hooksett Toll plaza.
Blais and Neveu were both released on personal recognizance bail and are scheduled to be arraigned in the Hooksett District Court on November 4, 2015.
The New Hampshire State Police as well as county and local New Hampshire law enforcement will be working diligently this holiday weekend to ensure that the motoring public arrives at their destinations safely. Enforcement efforts will especially focus on unreasonable speed, aggressive driving, and driving while impaired.
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