Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police: Car hit 110 mph during high-speed chase

Posted 9/25/23

A 34-year-old Pawtucket man turned himself in last week after previously bolting from officers during a high-speed chase, police said.

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Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police: Car hit 110 mph during high-speed chase

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A 34-year-old Pawtucket man turned himself in last week after previously bolting from officers during a high-speed chase, police said.

Hugh Alton Martin, of 67 Slater St., was charged with reckless driving, and eluding an officer with a motor vehicle in a high-speed pursuit.

On Sept. 10, officers attempted to pull Martin over for speeding on Route 24 North at Freeborn Street shortly after 2 a.m., but he refused to stop and increased his speed to about 110 mph in a 50 mph zone, according to police. 

Officers ended up terminating the pursuit, but not before recording the vehicle’s Massachusetts license plate, which led to Martin being identified as the driver, police said. 

He turned himself in at the police station at about 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18. 

At his arraignment, Hugh was given surety bail at $10,000 and held as a violator for an open case out of Pawtucket, police said.

Here are some more recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report:

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Robert C. Laureanno, 52, of 3030 East Main Road, was charged with disorderly conduct (offensive words at another), and obstruction an officer in execution of duty. Laureanno turned himself in at the police station around 11:20 a.m. based on a previous investigation in which witnesses reported him shouting and using profanity in the presence of customers and employees at North End Pizzeria, according to police. 

Thursday, Sept. 21

Danette Regan McManus, 59, of 115 Col. Christopher Greene Road, was charged with violating a no-contact order, and domestic willful trespass. Police received a call for service to his home at about 7:40 p.m., and the victim said McManus had arrived there highlight intoxicated, according to police. Officers learned that McManus had an active 2nd District Court bench warrant, an active no-contact order with the victim, and an active domestic no-trespass order at the residence, according to police. 

Friday, Sept. 22

Romy Antonio Choquin Hernandez, 36, of 258 Broadway, Newport, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), first offense, shortly before 1 a.m. Officers observed his vehicle to be traveling southbound on West Main Road, driving over the yellow lane divider and nearly colliding with a police cruiser in the northbound lane, police said. He was pulled over in the area of John Street. Hernandez was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Saturday, Sept. 23

Diana P. Bradley, 36, of 1734 West Main Road, was charged with disorderly conduct (offensive words at another), after officers were called to her neighborhood at about 6:50 a.m. According to police, Bradley was upset that her neighbor, William Buckley, 57, of 1712 West Main Road, was mowing his lawn before 7 a.m. Buckley spoke with officers and presented them with video footage evidence of the confrontation, according to police. Buckley, who acknowledged he was mowing before 7 a.m., was issued a municipal court summons. According to the town ordinance, the “emission of sound relative to the operation of yard or lawn maintenance equipment or machinery” is not permitted between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Buckley told officers he was trying to get ahead of the incoming rain for the next few days.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Suzanne R. Wordell, 53, of 75 Mott St., Fall River, was charged with domestic assault upon a 58-year-old Tiverton man. The Detective Division investigated the matter, and Wordell turned herself in on a warrant at about 10:40 a.m., police said.

Monday, Sept. 25

Aureo Henrique Barbosa, 29, of 146 Newton St., Fall River, was charged with DUI, first offense, after being pulled over for speeding on West Main Road shortly before 2 a.m. Barbosa was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

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