A Limington man led New Hampshire State Police on a 25-mile chase from Portsmouth to Manchester on Saturday before he was stopped and arrested, the agency says.

Brian Harrington, 35, is being charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, disobeying a police officer, reckless conduct, transporting drugs and resisting arrest after a chase that began on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth at 5:47 p.m. Saturday.

New Hampshire State Police said they got a report of a Maine-registered pickup truck speeding south on the highway, almost hitting a guard rail and having lane control problems.

A trooper was able to catch up to the truck and tried to stop it on Route 101 westbound. The truck did not stop and sped up instead. The trooper followed the truck west on Route 101 trying to stop it.

Raymond police were able to deploy stop sticks on the road near Exit 4 and deflated the front and rear tires on the driver’s side of the truck.

The truck continued west until it left the road at Exit 1 in Manchester. The driver then ran into the woods, where he was taken into custody.

The incident remains under investigation, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Matthew Locke at 603-223-8490.


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