Two people were arrested after they allegedly stole a car and nearly hit a police officer and a police cruiser in Manchester, New Hampshire, early Monday morning.
James Marcoux, 22, of Manchester, was charged with possession of stolen property, conduct after an accident, possession of a controlled drug and driving after suspension/revocation. Heather Kowack, 28, of Manchester, was charged with resisting arrest/detention.
According to Manchester Police, officers observed a Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed on Hanover Street at 12:25 a.m. Monday. The truck was headed east, toward the officers, as they stood by their marked patrol cruisers.
As the vehicle approached, the officers realized they were in harm's way, and one officer actually had to jump over the hood of his police cruiser to avoid being hit by the truck. The other officer entered his cruiser and attempted to stop the truck, which had been stolen.
The officer followed the truck onto Hall and Manchester streets. Once on Manchester Street, a woman exited the passenger side of the vehicle. Just then, the truck started backing up toward the officer's cruiser. The officer had to put his car in reverse to keep it from being hit by the vehicle. The driver then fled the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle in reverse. He was located a short time later in the area of Hanover and Hubbard streets.