Speeding wrong-way driver, 16, arrested after 45-mile chase on I-93

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NH State Police CruiserMANCHESTER, NH – State Police arrested a 16-year-old girl early Sunday morning after she drove nearly 40 miles the wrong way on I-93. Police say the girl does not have a driver’s license.

The driver, whose name was not released, was first spotted driving south in a red Toyota RAV4 the northbound lanes of I-93 near Exit 20, just before 3:30 a.m. Troopers signaled for the driver to stop in the area of Exit 17 but she continued, accelerating to speeds of up to 118 mph., police said.

The vehicle continued southbound through the Hooksett Tolls and Troopers from NH State Police State Police Troop B responded to assist. The vehicle continued southbound in the northbound lane on to Interstate 293.

Trooper Mark Dore was able to successfully deploy spike strips in the area of exit 6 (Amoskeag Bridge in Manchester). The girl drove over the spike strips and continued for a short distance before coming to a stop in the area of Exit 4 on Interstate 293 North.

The girl was taken into custody without incident.

State Police ask if there are any other witnesses to this incident to please call Trooper Derek Myrdek at 603-223-8496.

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