MANCHESTER, NH — Here is a follow up story on the May 28 multi-car crash according to a police narrative:
On May 28, approximately 10 p.m., Officer Cody Healy was traveling northerly on Elm Street in a fully marked patrol car when he observed a Black Audi near Merrimack Street. The vehicle was not displaying proper registrations, so Officer Healy made a decision to stop the vehicle and check the status of the registration.
However, prior to him activating his blue lights, the driver made an abrupt u-turn and headed south on Elm Street at the intersection of Merrimack Street. Officer Healy made eye contact with the operator and described him as an African-American male, wearing a light colored T-shirt and a black baseball hat.
The Audi continued southerly on Elm Street, so Officer Healy activated his emergency lights at Central Street, but the operator failed to stop his vehicle. Instead, he continued through the intersection of Elm and Granite streets, through the posted red traffic light. He turned westerly on Granite Street and accelerated rapidly through several intersections. Officer Healy immediately ceased his pursuit due to heavy pedestrian traffic as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats game had ended moments before.
The operator continued in the right lane over the Granite Street Bridge, which was now fully congested with vehicle traffic-also from the Fisher Cats game. The officer observed the black Audi strike four vehicles as the operator attempted to evade him. The Audi eventually stopped at the intersection of Granite Street and Interstate-293 before the operator fled on foot. Police are still trying to determine if the vehicle was stolen.
Multiple officers and a police K-9 attempted to track the operator with negative results. Manchester Police continue to investigate the incident to identify the driver of the vehicle. The operator, once identified, may be charged with reckless conduct, conduct after and accident and disobeying a police officer.
The public is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711 or Manchester Crimeline, 603-624-4040 with information identifying the operator of the vehicle. You may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to the identification and successful prosecution of the person responsible.