Hollis police say man fled after erratic-driving stop

HOLLIS – A Hollis man is facing a variety of charges after fleeing from police, even climbing out of the driver-side window of his pickup, following reports that he was driving erratically early Saturday, Nov. 16, police said.

Thomas Carey, 36, of 260 Proctor Hill Road, was out on bail on felony charges following a similar incident in Hollis in July.

Hollis Police Officer David Turgeon responded to a 911 call of a vehicle driving wildly on Proctor Hill Road in Hollis around 4:40 a.m. He spotted a white 2004 Ford F250 and stopped the vehicle, police said.

While Turgeon was on the radio notifying dispatchers of his location, the truck sped away heading west on Proctor Hill Road,
police said.

The truck turned into the parking lot of Shattuck Paving and got stuck trying to drive over a large pile of rocks. Carey then climbed out the driver side window and ignored the officer’s commands to stop. The officer attempted to subdue Carey with his Taser but Carey fled on foot into the woods, police said.

Turgeon gave chase and when he encountered the suspect in the woods, Carey lunged at the officer. Turgeon deployed a second Taser cartridge and took Carey into custody, police said.

Carey is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, unauthorized use of a propelled vehicle, resisting arrest, disobeying a police officer, driving after suspension and criminal mischief, all Class A misdemeanors, police said.

Carey was held on $10,000 cash bail following his arraignment at Nashua district court on Nov. 18.

Carey was arrested this summer after allegedly fleeing from another Hollis officer on July 24. Carey fled from a traffic stop on Broad Street on a black Harley Davidson motorcycle, pulled into the Market Place parking lot on Ash Street, drove around one of the buildings and back onto Ash Street, according to police.

Carey then allegedly fled onto Proctor Hill Road and continued into Brookline, police said.

The officer stopped pursuing the motorcycle, but several minutes later saw the same operator pull into a business on Proctor Hill Road in Hollis, hide the motorcycle on the property and flee on foot, police said.

Carey was indicted last month on charges of falsifying physical evidence and disobeying a police officer following that incident.

The vehicle involved in Saturday’s chase was a work vehicle, which he did not have permission to use, and the criminal mischief charge was the result of the damage to the Ford truck, police said.

David Brooks can be reached at 594-6521 or dbrooks@nashua
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