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Nashua Man Held After Police Chase, Lowell Crash

February 14, 2019
A 2012 Toyota Camry, allegedly driven by Robert Ayles, 36, of Nashua, after crashing in Lowell Wednesday night following a police pursuit. No injuries were reported. had eluded Nashua police and entered Hudson at around 7:15 p.m., the release states.

LOWELL -- A car chase involving police that began in Hudson, N.H., ended with a crash and an arrest in Lowell on Wednesday night.

No injuries were reported, and the driver has been identified as Robert Ayles, 36, of Nashua, according to a press release from the Hudson Police Department.

The driver of the 2012 Toyota Camry had eluded Nashua police and entered Hudson at around 7:15 p.m., the release states.

Ayles was recognized to have a Class A felony warrant from Hillsborough Superior Court for failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, police said.

Hudson police initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle at the intersection of Musquash and Copper Hill roads in Hudson. Before police could make contact with Ayles during the stop, he purposely crashed his car into the two marked police cruisers before fleeing the scene.

Police continued the pursuit along Wason Road, the Circumvential Highway, Lowell Road, Pine Road and Gowing Road, police said.

“Officers utilized a Stinger Spike System which limited the suspect vehicle’s mobility and speed,” the release states. “The suspect vehicle continued into Tyngsboro and Lowell where the appropriate jurisdictions took control.”

The pursuit ended with a collision in Lowell, the release states. Aside from Ayles, the vehicle had one male passenger, according to police.

Ayles was taken into custody by Tyngsboro police.

Charges are pending in Hudson, police said.

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