Domestic violence suspect arrested in police chase in Rochester, Dover, Somersworth

ROCHESTER — A domestic violence suspect was arrested following a Thursday night pursuit that went through roadways in Rochester, Dover and Somersworth, according to New Hampshire State Police.

Christopher Glover, 41, of Rochester, was charged with reckless conduct – deadly weapon, aggravated driving under the influence of liquor, driving under the influence of liquor, disobeying an officer, unauthorized use of a propelled vehicle, operating without a valid license, and reckless operation. He was also charged by Rochester police with several crimes in connection with the alleged incident that had occurred prior to the pursuit.

New Hampshire State Police
New Hampshire State Police

The incident began about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to police, when state troopers were notified of a be-on-the-lookout alert for a 2016 Jeep Cherokee believed to be operated by a person wanted by the Rochester Police Department in connection with a domestic violence related assault.

At approximately 8:58 p.m., Rochester police officers spotted the Jeep and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, and the driver did not stop, according to state police. Moments later, Trooper Matthew Dushame saw the Jeep on Museum Way in Rochester and also attempted a traffic stop. The Jeep fled, resulting in the pursuit, police said.

During the pursuit, the Jeep fled along Route 125 and Route 108 in Rochester and entered Somersworth on Route 108, police said. Troopers deployed tire deflation devices, which deflated the front tires of the Jeep, though it continued into Dover on several major routes and secondary roadways at slow speeds, according to police.

The Jeep returned to Route 108 and continued through Dover and Somersworth before reentering Rochester and coming to a stop on Route 108 near Tebbetts Road, where the suspect was taken into custody, police said.

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The suspect refused to submit to a requested chemical test and was ordered to be held in preventative detention at the Strafford County House of Corrections. He was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Rochester District Court.

While troopers investigated, the northbound travel lane of Route 108 was closed for approximately 45 minutes.

Other agencies assisting Troopers during the course of this event included the Rochester Police Department, the Somersworth Police Department, and Doug’s Towing & Automotive Repair.

It was not immediately known if the suspect has an attorney.

State police ask anyone who has information to contact Trooper Dushame at

This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Suspect arrested in police chase in Rochester, Dover, Somersworth