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Police pursue NH driver through crowded Christmas event

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CANAAN, N.H. (AP) - Police in Canaan, N.H., say they pursued a speeding vehicle through a crowded Christmas celebration downtown and cleared many pedestrians from the road and sidewalks before catching up with the driver.

Police said the man continued driving on U.S. Route 4 Wednesday night, even though the vehicle struck spike strips, which damaged the tires.

Police had picked up the chase from authorities in Danbury.

The vehicle continued traveling through Enfield and into Lebanon, coming to a stop near the old Lebanon Junior High School on Bank Street.

The driver, identified as 20-year-old James Allen Morse of Concord, was charged with reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, disobeying a police officer, and driving after suspension. He was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

No one was hurt.

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