Man charged after high speed chase

BENNINGTON -- A Manchester man free on conditions after being accused of selling heroin and stealing lottery tickets is being held for lack of $10,000 bail because police say he fled from them in a vehicle, going as fast at 60 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Daniel C. Reddan, 31, of Center Hill Road in Manchester, pleaded not guilty last week to felony counts of negligent vehicle operation to elude police, and a misdemeanor count of reckless or gross negligence.

According to an affidavit by Manchester Police Officer Jason Thomas, on Oct. 27 at 12:55 a.m. he saw a vehicle turn into Depot Street in Manchester without using a turn signal. He followed it after watching it cross the center line twice, then saw it was going at least 60 mph in a 25 mph zone. Thomas attempted to pull the vehicle over, but continued to travel through town, turning onto many streets and traveling 70 mph through 25 mph residential zones. Thomas found the vehicle parked at Advanced Eye Care on Main Street, but there was no sign of the driver.

Thomas said during the chase he could see smoke coming from the vehicle, and when it was parked it smelled as though the brakes were hot.

On Oct. 29, Reddan's girlfriend came to the Manchester Police Station and said she had been trying to get Reddan to call them as soon as she learned her car was involved in a police chase. She said he admitted to her he had been chased by police, but not until after she had reported it stolen.

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