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Man Caught on Dashcam Leading Police on High-Speed Pursuit in New Hampshire

Police say Justin Soeum, of Hudson, New Hampshire, is facing charges

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    Dashcam video released by police in New Hampshire shows a man leading an officer on a high-speed chase before crashing. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016)

    A New Hampshire man is facing charges after leading police on a high-speed pursuit, which was all caught on dashcam video early Wednesday morning.

    Police in Pelham said an officer spotted a man in a white sedan speeding at 3:30 a.m. on Route 38, partially in the breakdown lane.

    As the officer attempted to catch up, the driver continued to speed and swerve in and out of the travel lane, according to police.

    "(He) tried to stop the vehicle, just kept going, all over the road almost crashed a few times," said Pelham Lt. Anne Perriello.

    Police Dashboard Camera Captures Pursuit

    [NECN] Pelham Police Dashboard Camera Captures Pursuit
    Video from Pelham Police patrolman Thistle's dashboard cruiser camera shows a pursuit that took place Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016)

    Police said the driver traveled into Windham, at times reaching speeds of up to 90 mph, and eventually crashed and flipped over at the intersection of Mammoth Road and Castle Hill.

    "I just heard a loud bang — it woke me up," said a neighbor near the crash scene.

    Dashcam video shows police ordering the driver to get on the ground following the crash.

    "Stop! Get on the ground right now, right now, get on the ground," the officer could be heard yelling on the video. "Is there anyone else in the car?"

    Witness Bob Noviello said he saw the incident playing out.

    "I just heard the police giving him orders to get out of the vehicle and walk back towards them," Noviello recalled.

    The driver, identified as Justin Soeum, 22, of Hudson, New Hampshire, suffered minor injuries.

    Soeum was taken into custody and was charged with aggravated DWI, disobeying a police officer and reckless operation.

    Police said they're lucky the chase happened in the middle of the night, so the suspect only passed one other car during the pursuit.

    "Driving so recklessly definitely endangered the lives of others, themselves, our officer," Perriello said.

    necn caught up with Soeum at his house in Hudson on Wednesday but he had little to say.

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