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Police say officer saw confrontation between men
A driver was arrested Tuesday after a police officer witnessed him get out of his vehicle and attack another driver at a Manchester intersection, police said.
Manchester police said they are still investigating what lead up to the morning confrontation on Brown Avenue.
Police said two drivers stopped in the travel lanes about 7:30 a.m. Inside the first car was the driver and a 3- or 4-year-old child. The second vehicle was a pickup truck with two adults and a child, in addition to the driver.
Police said the driver of the pickup got out and approached the other driver and began to hit him.
A police officer was nearby monitoring traffic by radar.
“After being attacked as he sat in his vehicle, the victim was able to stand up and engage the individual in a confrontation, but the officer was pretty much right there, so he was able to break them up immediately, and there was no reported injuries,” said Lt. Maureen Tessier.
Police said the men cooperated once the officer showed up and defused the situation.
The driver of pickup, Keith Hoyt, 46, was arrested and charged with simple assault. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is due back in court at a later date.
Prosecutors say girlfriend knew man under different name
A Massachusetts man has been accused of trying to strangle a woman at a Salem hotel and then leading police on a high-speed chase.
Salem police said a woman told them Gerald Fraize, 38, attacked her in their room at La Quinta Inn on March 23. When officers arrived, the saw a car described as Fraize’s leaving the area.
In court Wednesday, Fraize denied that he was behind the wheel of the car, saying he asked an acquaintance to pick it up for him. He said he looks forward to his day in court and believes most or all of the charges against him will be dismissed.
Fraize is facing eight charges, including second-degree assault and simple assault.
Prosecutors said Fraize, who his girlfriend knew as Jerry Crosher, attacked the woman in their hotel room.
“He’s accused of strangling a woman in a hotel room,” said prosecutor Jason Grosky. “When she sought the help of another, he’s accused of taking her cellphone and throwing it into a toilet, rendering her unable to call for help.”
Police said that when they arrived, Fraize took off, weaving in and out of traffic and making his way to Interstate 93 south. Prosecutors said Massachusetts police clocked Fraize going 120 mph.
The chase was called off for safety reasons, and Fraize was eventually arrested in Derry by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
Grosky said Fraize has a long criminal history dating back to the 1990s, and his driving license had been suspended in New Hampshire.
Bail was set at $25,000 cash only. Fraize is scheduled to appear back in court within 10 days for a probable cause hearing.
Incident happened on Golden Circle Drive in Farmington
FARMINGTON, N.H. — A man from Farmington was arrested Saturday after police say he ran over his stepdaughter with a minivan.
Police said an altercation between the man and the teenager started inside their home on Golden Circle Drive, then moved outside to the driveway. According to authorities, that’s when the man ran over the girl.
The stepfather, whose name has not been released, was charged with simple assault and reckless conduct. The girl was taken to the hospital, but there’s no word on her condition.