N.H. Motorcyclist Arrested After Allegedly Going 127 MPH on I-93

David Fries of Manchester, N.H.
David Fries of Manchester, N.H.
Courtesy of New Hampshire State Police

A Manchester, N.H., man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly leading New Hampshire State Police on a high-speed chase where he reached speeds of 127 mph on his motorcycle.

David J. Fries, 31, was traveling north on Interstate 93 in Bow at about 2:45 a.m. when police say he was clocked going 127 mph in a 65 mph zone on his 2000 Suzuki Sports motorcycle, CBS reports. One trooper chased Fries until he took Interstate 393 eastbound by Concord. Police say a second trooper then saw Fries turn off I-393 onto Route 106, run a red light, and crash into a guardrail.

Despite reports that he sustained a broken ankle from the crash, Fries allegedly took off on foot for 45 minutes until police and K-9 dogs found him. Police report Fries had crack cocaine, a hypodermic needle, and a smoking pipe on him.

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Fries was taken to an area hospital for injuries sustained in the crash and from the police dog. He faces a variety of charges, including reckless operation, operating without a motorcycle license, resisting arrest, and drug possession. He is being held on $30,000 cash bail at Merrimack County Jail, CBS reports.

Think 127 mph is fast?

Fries reportedly told police he reached speeds of 185 mph before he exited the interstate.