Chase ends, but driver later collides with deputy’s vehicle
FRYEBURG — A Fryeburg man faces multiple charges following a high-speed chase and a later collision with a county deputy’s cruiser last Friday.
At about 10:30 p.m., Fryeburg Police stopped a dark colored Subaru Outback on River Road in Fryeburg. The reason for the stop was due to a suspicious activity complaint at the Irving Lil Mart parking lot and for failing to signal a turn.
The vehicle was being operated by Robert “Dalton” Parker, 23, of Fryeburg. Passengers included Tyler Judyski, 28, also of Fryeburg and a 19-year-old female from Standish.
Parker was found to have a suspended driver’s license at the time of the stop and a second Fryeburg officer arrived to assist. As the officers were attempting to issue Parker a ticket for the traffic violation, he reportedly sped off, causing the officers to jump away from the fleeing vehicle to avoid injury, according to Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin.
Fryeburg Police pursued the vehicle into New Hampshire at speeds over 90 miles per hour and discontinued the pursuit on West Fryeburg Road for safety reasons.
An assisting Oxford County deputy located the vehicle on Intervale Drive in Fryeburg, and his cruiser was rammed by the suspect’s vehicle. Pursuit of the suspect vehicle resumed toward Stow on Green Hill Road and down an unnamed dirt road, where the suspects were taken into custody by New Hampshire State Police.
Parker and Judyski were transported to the Carroll County Jail in Ossipee, N.H. and charged with the following crimes:
- Fryeburg Police charged Robert Parker with driving to endanger (Class E), eluding an officer (Class C), failing to stop for an officer (Class E), operating after suspension (Civil), failing to display valid certificate of inspection (infraction) and failing to provide evidence of insurance (infraction).
- Oxford County Sheriff’s Office charged Parker with criminal mischief (Class D), failing to stop for an officer (Class E), and operating after suspension (Class E).
- N.H. State Police charged Parker with reckless driving (misdemeanor); fugitive from justice (administrative), disobeying a police officer (misdemeanor), habitual offender (felony) and transporting a controlled drug (heroin).
N.H. State Police charged Tyler Judyski with possession of a control drug (heroin).
A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10 in Conway, N.H. Parker is currently being held on $5,000 cash bail and Judyski is being held on $500 cash bail.
“High-speed pursuits are one of the most dangerous of all ordinary law enforcement activities. Fortunately, nobody was injured during this stressful and highly dangerous situation. When someone makes the decision to run from the police, it places an unnecessary risk to everyone on the road,” Chief Potvin said. “A common misconception is once you cross state lines officers will discontinue pursuit. Unlike the movies, we will continue across state lines under appropriate conditions to apprehend a fleeing suspect. The safety of the public, the safety of the officers and the safety of the perpetrator are taken into consideration each time an officer makes the split-second decision to pursuit. I credit the officer’s choice to discontinue pursuit when the risks outweighed the benefits.”