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Lyndeborough man leads police on high speed motorcycle chase  



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Hancock Police Department arrested a 24-year-old Lyndeborough man after he led officers on a high-speed motorcycle chase through two towns that reached speeds of 120 mph.

Police said the chase began at 6:27 p.m., after an officer attempted to make a traffic stop for a speeding violation on a motorcycle traveling south on Route 202. The motorcycle accelerated to speeds in excess of 100 mph.

The driver, Eric Nolet, continued into Peterborough, turned onto Scott Mitchell Road and sped down the passageway going 70 mph. Nolet passed through a neighborhood, circled back around, and headed out toward Route 202.

Peterborough police joined the pursuit as a secondary unit.

Nolet started heading north on Route 202 traveling 120 mph while passing multiple cars on the right and left sides of the lane. He then turned left on Bennington Road moving at a clip of about 80 mph. He turned onto Main Street and accelerated down the road before turning onto Old Dublin Road.

The bike continued on Old Dublin Road where an officer briefly lost sight of the vehicle.

Officers came around the corner and had to move out of the way because the driver had reversed direction and was headed straight at pursuing cruisers.

Nolet continued down Old Dublin Road at a high speed, turning on Cross Road and coming out on Bonds Corner Road.

Other responding officers were positioned at the top of Sand Hill Road.

The pursuing officers lost sight of the biker briefly.

While they were checking Old Hancock Road, officers found Nolet attempting to hide in a driveway.

As an officer passed him, Nolet fled again, this time traveling directly at the second officer. The officer was forced to move out of the way in order to avoid a collision.

The bike began fishtailing as it accelerated. The driver continued on to Bonds Corner Road, up to Main Street, left onto Bennington Road where he continued until he failed to negotiate a corner near Evergreen Hill Road.

Nolet lost control of the bike and crashed into a bush on a resident’s property. 

Officers arrested the man and took him into custody. Nolet was charged with reckless driving and disobeying an officer. Nolet was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and issued a court date in the 8th Circuit Court – District Division – Court in Jaffrey on Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m.

Hancock police said the instance is still under investigation and that additional charges will be brought forward.