New Hampshire State Police took two Concord men into custody following a vehicle pursuit on Interstate 89 in Hopkinton on Monday, officials confirmed.
The arrested men were identified as 23-year-old Corey Miller and 21-year-old Joshua Mitchell, both of Concord. Miller, who was driving the vehicle, is a convicted felon on parole for robbery. He was out of prison on bail.
The pursuit started after a trooper saw a Subaru changing lanes unpredictably. The trooper tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop.
Sgt. Ron Taylor said, “The vehicle continued to operate at erratic speeds and was all over the roadway. Believing this was an impaired operator; (troopers) continued to pursue the vehicle as it exited at Exit 4.”
After exiting the thoroughfare at Exit 4 in Hopkinton, the suspects kept on moving at a high speed on George Road before driving across a field and onto a housing lawn. Eventually, the vehicle stuck in the mud. The duo left the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. Mitchell was arrested at the scene, while Miller was arrested later.
Police searched the vehicle and found a dangerous firearm and a number of banned drug items, which is a Class B felony. Miller was transported to the Merrimack County jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.