MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – A 21-year-old Allenstown man is facing charges after police say he drove at a high rate of speed with his toddler in the backseat before crashing his car while trying to avoid police.

After 4 p.m. Tuesday, New Hampshire State Police saw Tevin Perez’s vehicle going 90 miles-per-hour on Interstate 93 in Manchester.

When police tried to pull Perez over, he got off the highway and attempted to go through an intersection. That’s when police say Perez struck another car.

Police arrested Perez and found his 2-and-a-half-year-old child in the backseat.

Both the child and the driver of the car that Perez allegedly hit, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Perez was also taken to the hospital after complaining of possible injuries, police said.

Perez has been charged with reckless conduct, disobeying a police officer, criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child, vehicular assault, reckless driving and speeding.

Perez was held on $7,500 cash bail overnight and was expected to be arraigned Wednesday.


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