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Driver Tries to Drag Trooper During Traffic Stop

The Boston Herald via YellowBrix

August 19, 2010

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — New Hampshire State Police say a driver tried to drag a trooper away during a traffic stop on Interstate 93.

WMUR-TV reports Trooper Chad Lavoie stopped a car for going 89 mph in a 65 mph zone near exit 4 in Londonderry.

Lavoie said as he approached the vehicle driven by 44-year-old Jeff Therrien of Manchester, Therrien reached out, grabbed him by the left wrist and hand, and pulled him toward his window. State Police say he put his car in drive and started to pull forward.

Police say Lavoie was dragged about 10 feet or less before he was able to grab Therrien and get his feet planted enough to pull Lavoie away.

Therrien faces charges of felony reckless conduct and felony simple assault.

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    rsironron

    about 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    I agree with Whalewatcher, they need to add attempted murder to the list of charges this POS is facing. Glad the officer will be okay.

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    wiseass0282

    about 4 years ago

    10982 Comments

    Ya know a 9mm or 40 cal in the left ear will stop that type of action real quick. That guy is lucky that the Trooper didn't end it right there.

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    Whalewatcher

    about 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    Attempted murder if ever I saw one. The POS is lucky he didn't get shot for his actions.

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    kuhnkejer

    about 4 years ago

    220 Comments

    Felony simple assault my A###. Lavoie should be given the some type of award for not killing the guy dragging him. If it were me there would be two in Therrien head.

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    joemalonso

    about 4 years ago

    124 Comments

    When he is convicted of these crimes his punishment is he has to be drug behind a police car!

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    bikecop45

    about 4 years ago

    206 Comments

    I was dragged during a traffic stop in LA in 1995 by a career offender. That was no fun. I was off work for a couple weeks.and strawberry city. I know what this officer went thru....

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    36TR

    about 4 years ago

    7642 Comments

    Lucky he didn't get shot!!!

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    With the number of stops I pull, I have always been afraid of this, esp since I was caught in the open door of a dui stop once but I was able to get out after a few feet....

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    SuzanneNGa

    about 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    That POS needs to be charged with attempted murder!

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    Irishcop1961

    about 4 years ago

    51032 Comments

    Glad the Trooper will be fine. What about attempted murder charges?

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    DocThomas

    about 4 years ago

    2120 Comments

    Glad the Trooper is all right, send the skell he pulled over to prison FOR LIFE, he obviously has a propensity for violence and a complete lack of respect for the law.

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    Blappin

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    What an idiot! There should be attempted murder charges because that could have ended badly.

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