Man reached 110 mph in N.H. chase, police say

A Massachusetts man was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly leading New Hampshire State Police on a high-speed chase in which he reached a speed of 110 miles per hour, despite having a flat tire.

Colin P. Bell, 24, tried to escape after troopers responded to a concerned motorist’s report of a “hazardous operator” around 12:41 a.m. Saturday, State Police said.


Bell was reported to be driving north erratically on the Everett Turnpike with a flat tire. When troopers found him and activated their lights in an attempt to pull him over, he allegedly tried to speed away in a white Subaru, State Police said.

After a chase that lasted less than a minute, Bell crashed into the center guardrail of the road, just north of the Nashua-Merrimack town line, and was arrested. Bell was not injured. After the crash, troopers administered a breath test, which found Bell had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 percent, over twice the legal driving limit, State Police said.

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Bell’s vehicle was totaled in the crash and towed from the scene. A large section of the guardrail was also damaged.

Troopers arrested Bell on charges of felony reckless conduct, aggravated DWI, and disobeying an officer. His bail was set at $10,000. He is expected to appear in Nashua Circuit Court Monday morning, State Police said.

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