ATV Driver Arrested After High Speed Chase

By Joe Gullo

Published 09/03 2014 10:31AM

Updated 09/03 2014 10:32AM

MILAN, N.H. - An ATV driver was arrested after leading New Hampshire Fish and Game officers on a high speed chase in Milan.

A press release says officers found the driver Eric Rodger, 37, of Milan, N.H., operating the ATV on Route 110-B. That road is not open to those vehicles. A young passenger was also on board the ATV.

A press release says when officers tried to stop Rodger, he accelerated at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued Rodger until, they say, the ATV lost control of the vehicle on a dirt road off 110-B.

"The consequence of failing to stop when signaled by an officer multiplies the seriousness of any and all offenses," said N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officer Glen Lucas. "It was not only this operator's reckless actions, but putting his young passenger in danger that made this situation so serious."

Officers were able to identify the registration on the ATV and went to Rodger's residence on Favreau Road. When officer's arrived at his residence, Rodger wasn't there.

A press release says Rodger came back home, after his mother convinced him to return, around 6 p.m. He was arrested and charged with felony offense of being a habitual offender, endangering the welfare of a child, disobeying an officer, and five additional violations.

The 10-year-old passenger, his nephew, was returned to his home. Officers say the boy was wearing a helmet during the incident.

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