Police: Rhode Island man facing charges after chase in NH involving stolen car
A man is being held in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, on fugitive from justice charges after a multi-state police chase.
Gregory Coffey, 33, of Providence, Rhode Island, is facing multiple charges out of Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Police said around 2:15 a.m. Sunday New Hampshire State Police troopers tried to stop a vehicle that had been reported stolen on Interstate 89 in Warner.
The person driving the 2003 gray Nissan sedan, later identified as Coffey, refused to stop and led police south on 89 to Interstate 93 and then south on the F.E. Everett Turnpike toward Nashua, police said.
Police deployed spike strips near Exit 3 in Nashua. After the vehicle ran over the spike mat, it continued to flee and exited the turnpike at Exit 2 turning south onto the Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua and then into Tyngsborough Road in Tynsborough, Massachusetts.
Police deployed another set of spike strips and the vehicle came to a stop just over the Chelmsford town line, police said.
Coffey was taken into custody at that point without incident.
When officers apprehended Coffey he was suffering from what police identified as self inflicted lacerations.
The fugitive was reportedly transported to Boston hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Coffey was wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident in Hartford, Vt. and is facing the following charges:
- Being a Fugitive from Justice (Three Counts -- Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island)
- Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle
- Operating Recklessly to Endanger
- Failure to Stop for Police
- Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Giving a False Name to Police
Once a hearing is scheduled and held in Massachusetts, Coffey will be extradited back to State of New Hampshire to answer multiple charges from Nashua Police Department and the New Hampshire State Police.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Ryan St. Cyr at the New Hampshire State Police – Troop D barracks at 603-223-4381.