Police say a man fleeing police in New Hampshire fell through an ice-covered pond, followed by two state troopers and a police dog.
Troopers came to their aid Thursday night in Milton. They used a rope to pull out 39-year-old Jeremy Hovey Leclair, of Kittery, Maine, and arrested him on reckless conduct and other charges. He faced arraignment Friday; it wasn't immediately known if he had lawyer.
New Hampshire state police heard word from Kittery, Maine police that the pickup attempted to force a police cruiser off the road, then drove away. Similar actions were reported in Eliot, Maine, and Dover, New Hampshire. Police later said Hovey Leclair's 4-year-old son was with him; the boy wasn't hurt.
Troopers followed the pickup from a distance and set up a tire deflation device. Hovey Leclair got out and ran onto the pond, followed by two troopers.
The three were rescued from the pond a short time later. The two officers were treated at the scene. Hovey Leclair was transported to Frisbee Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Hover Leclair is facing two counts of reckless conduct, 2 counts of disobeying a police officer, 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, willful interference with a police dog, and reckless operation.
He is set to appear in court on Jan. 27. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.