This morning at 11:45am, Sunday May 30, 2010, a 2008 Mercedes C-Class 4dr color black was traveling south on Interstate 93, in the town of Londonderry, NH. Trooper Derek Holston was conducting stationary radar just north of exit four in the breakdown lane when the Mercedes rounded the corner. The Mercedes was observed traveling in excess of 85 miles per hour in a posted 65 mile per hour zone.
When Trooper Holston pulled out and attempted to catch up to stop the Mercedes it accelerated in an attempt to flee. The Mercedes entered the breakdown lane and began to pass other motorists in excess of 120 miles per hour. Trooper Holston was able to keep the Mercedes in sight. When the pursuit reached the southbound weigh station the Mercedes tried to take the crossover to head back north.
The Mercedes lost control, crashed into the yellow crash barrels and launched over a rock wall into the construction sight. The Mercedes lost a front tire and had heavy front end damage, however the Mercedes was able to get back onto the roadway and head north on I93. The Mercedes was leaking fluids and running on three tires.
Trooper Holston was able to get the Mercedes stopped and mile marker 10.6 where the driver, 27 year old Theodore Analitis of Manchester, New Hampshire was arrested. During the arrest Analitis’s puppy, that was in the car with him, escaped from the Mercedes and began to run in traffic which caused innocent civilians to stop in the highway to try and retrieve the dog. Trooper Holston was able to apprehend the puppy before it was run over by traffic. The puppy was taken to an area animal shelter until Analitis was released. No one was injured through the course of this event.
Analitis is charged with two Reckless conduct, operating while a Habitual Offender, both which are felonies. Conduct after an accident, Operating after suspension subsequent and disobeying a police officer which are all misdemeanors. Analitis was released on $15,000.00 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in the Derry District court on August 6th at 8:00am