N.H. man arrested on drug, other charges after high speed chase


BOW, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Manchester man was arrested on drug and other charges after a high speed chase ranging from Bow to Concord, N.H. Saturday.

At about 2:45 a.m., a state trooper saw a motorcycle speed by her allegedly driving 127 miles per hour on Route 93, which has a speed limit of 65. The trooper caught up to the motorcycle, but the driver allegedly refused to stop. The driver took exit 51E onto Route 393 and sped away from the trooper, police say.

Another state trooper saw the suspect exit off Route 393, run a red light and crash into a guardrail, according to police. He was ejected from the motorcycle and fled on foot. Other troopers as well as canines assisted with the search. After about 45 minutes, David J. Fries, 31, of Manchester, N.H., was found, but still didn't comply with the troopers. He was detained by a canine, who suffered minor injuries.

Police found a hypodermic needle, smoking pipe and crack cocaine on Fries. He was arrested on several charges including transportation of drugs, possession of a controlled drug, resisting arrest, conduct after an accident, and disobeying a police officer. Fries was then transported to the hospital where he was treated for a broken ankle from the crash and injuries from the canine detention, police said. 

He was released from the hospital and transported to the Merrimack County Jail where he was held on $30,000 cash bail. Police say he admitted to speeding and reached up to 185 miles per hour on the highway before the crash.

Anyone with information about this is asked to call N.H. State Police at 603-223-4381.