LONDONDERRY, NH – A Belmont man was cited by NH State Police for negligent driving and non-inspection after his overloaded Honda Odyssey caught the attention of a State Trooper on June 28 as it traveled along I-93 North.
At about 6:30 a.m. Trooper Nicholas Iannone of Troop G stopped the vehicle, driven by Thomas McNeil, 57, of Belmont, as he traveled along I-93 in Londonderry. Trooper Iannone stopped McNeil in order to prevent a potential traffic crash due to the many items attached to the outside of the vehicle.
It was discovered that McNeil had attempted to secure the load with electric cords and some rope. Trooper issued a summons for the violations and the Honda was towed from the scene to RGA Towing in Pelham by means of a tow bar in order to meet height restrictions. As Trooper Iannone was escorting the tow truck and vehicle off the highway, an item fell from the vehicle into the roadway.
The New Hampshire State Police would like to remind the public that driving with items attached/strapped to your vehicle could be extremely dangerous for you and those driving nearby. These objects can obstruct your view or even worse become unsecure and cause anaccident.