Accused Carjacker Scheduled for Arraignment on Several Charges Wednesday
HUDSON — A man who allegedly went on what amounted to a drunken string of carjackings and crashes in several towns has refused bail and will now face arraignment in court Wednesday.
Police say it all began to unravel when Anthony Plourde, 22, of an unknown address, first approached a man who was stopped at the intersection of Granite and Second streets in Manchester about 9 a.m. Tuesday. That driver refused Plourde's demanded to give up his car, so Plourde went to find another target.
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He tried to pull off another carjacking, this time a woman on Main Street who was clearing snow from her Hyundai. Plourde allegedly took that car and sped off, only to crash later.
Plourde then forced a woman and her children from yet another vehicle in a Manchester pharmacy parking lot and took off, later causing several crashes in Derry and Hudson before finally being apprehended about 35 minutes after the string of events began at a Cumberland Farms near where he wrecked the stolen Ford Focus SUV.
No serious injuries were reported.
Plourde is charged in Hudson with felony receiving stolen property, felony reckless conduct, felony conduct after an accident, misdemeanor conduct after an accident, and driving while intoxicated.
Manchester police said Plourde will be charged with two counts of class A felony stolen motor vehicle, one count of simple assault, one count of conduct after an accident and one count of criminal mischief.
It's not yet know what charges he faces in Derry.
Plourde is scheduled to appear at an arraignment in Hillsborough County Superior Court on Wednesday at 1 p.m.