SALEM, New Hampshire — An early morning police chase in New Hampshire has come to an end after troopers used “spike tape” to deflate the SUV tires of a Lowell man who allegedly drove erratically on the I-93, with a baby in his SUV.
Investigators said they discovered the 8-month-old baby was in the vehicle after the spiked strips were deployed and the car came to rest with three flat tires.
It all started around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. New Hampshire State Police said they observed the SUV “running erratically” on I-93 north in Londonderry.
Police say the SUV then drove through a grassy median before soldiers overtook it and attempted to arrest the driver.
Investigators say the driver stopped for a moment, then drove back down I-93 south with police in pursuit and items thrown from the SUV.
The spike strips were deployed on I-93 in Salem, New Hampshire, deflating three of its four tires. The SUV continued, despite the punctures, before exiting the freeway at exit 2.
After about a mile, police said, the SUV pulled into a dead end and came to a stop. That’s when police say they discovered the baby in the SUV.
The baby was not injured and was examined at the scene by paramedics.
The driver, identified as Travis Tillman, 20, of Lowell was arrested and charged with disobeying a police officer, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a child and other charges. According to police, Tillman was released on bail.
His other passenger, Hailey Dorr, 21, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was arrested on an unrelated warrant and later released.
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