HOOKSETT, N.H. -- A 31-year-old Lowell man is facing drunken-driving charges after police say he fled from New Hampshire State Police Saturday morning and didn't stop until troopers used to stop sticks to flatten the tires on his truck.
John Byron of Lowell was arrested at the Hooksett Toll Plaza on Interstate 293 south Saturday about 9:30 a.m., after he led police on a pursuit from Canterbury to Hooksett, according to New Hampshire State Police.
Police said they began looking for Byron when another driver called police to report Byron's black Chevrolet Envoy was "drifting back and forth between lanes and nearly hitting guardrails" on Interstate 93 in Canterbury about 9:12 a.m.
Trooper Christopher Rollston soon spotted the Envoy, but got no response when he turned on his cruiser's lights and tried to pull the vehicle over.
"The truck continued southbound at the speed limit while weaving back and forth on the road," state police wrote in a prepared statement.
State Police set up spike strips at the Hooksett Toll Plaza and flattened the tires on the left side of Byron's truck, prompting him to stop, according to State Police. He was arrested without further incident.
Byron was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and disobeying a police officer. He was released on bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 26 in Concord District Court. Byron could not immediately be reached for comment.
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