Suspect charged in hit-and-run that injured NH trooper

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - Police say a man turned himself in to officers in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured a New Hampshire state trooper.

The man, identified as 43-year-old Eric Jackson, of Amherst, was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of conduct after an accident. He also was cited for violating the state’s “Move Over Law,” which requires drivers to slow down and switch to an outer lane when there is police activity.

Police say the trooper, Ryan Hickey, was hit during a traffic stop Sunday on the Everett Turnpike in Merrimack. He was standing next to his cruiser. Hickey, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was in court Wednesday.

Police seized a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer believed to be the vehicle which struck Hickey.

Jackson is scheduled for a hearing June 9. His lawyer said he was sorry for what happened.

“He wants to move forward. I think that’s all we can say at this point. He’s very concerned about the trooper and his well-being and asked that we express to the trooper his wish for a speedy recovery, which I did,” said defense attorney Robin Malone.

 

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