Man, 2 troopers, police dog fall through icy pond in chase

MILTON, N.H. (AP) — 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 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. Police said that he left his son inside his truck while running from police.

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