A 24-year-old Manchester man who drove on a sidewalk, crashed into multiple vehicles and evaded police in Hampton on Sunday has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.

Anthony Caperci was arraigned on Monday and is being held on preventative detention until his next court appearance.

According to police officials, they were dispatched to the area of Ashworth Avenue and G Street for a reported hit-and-run crash.

The person who reported the crash identified a Subaru and a responding officer was able to find it.

Police officers were able to observe Caperci pull out of traffic on G Street and he allegedly sped east toward Ocean Boulevard while passing vehicles that were stuck in traffic.

After police activated their emergency lights and siren, Caperci drove the Subaru over a curb and on the sidewalk. Police officials say the area was heavily populated with vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Caperci allegedly continued northbound on Ocean Boulevard, driving through the middle of stand-still traffic and hitting multiple vehicles.

Even a Rockingham County Sheriff's Department deputy and his cruiser could not stop Caperci, who allegedly drove around the cruiser that was parked to stop him.

The chase ended when Caperci drove into the back lot of a motel on Ashworth Avenue and crashed into a dumpster. That is when police officials say he took off on foot.

Caperci was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence, reckless conduct, criminal threatening, conduct after an accident and disobeying a police officer.

Additional charges may be forthcoming.

There were no injuries to report.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Hampton Police Department at 603-929-4444. Anonymous tips can be made on the Crimeline for the Hamptons at 603-929-1222.

Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.

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