Alleged Drunk Driver With 16-Year-Old Aboard Stopped In NH After 20 Mile Chase
Police in New Hampshire chased the driver, who holds five prior convictions for driving under the influence, from Wakefield to Dover Wednesday.
According to the Lowell Sun, Vickie Thibodeau has been charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated (subsequent), aggravated driving while intoxicated, disobeying a police officer, operating after suspension, reckless conduct, reckless operation and speeding. This, after she evaded police during a chase which lasted for 20 miles. According to State Police, she was caught after troopers used a tire-deflation device.
At around 7 p.m. Wednesday, troopers attempted to stop a mid-sized pickup truck for a number of traffic offenses, including marked lane violations. Thibodeau allegedly failed to stop and led police on a chase along Route 16 that started in Wakefield. Upon the vehicle stopping, she immediately surrendered, and was taken into custody without further incident.
According to the Lowell Sun, Thibodeau, of Billerica, Massachusetts, will now be facing her sixth driving while intoxicated charge.