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Russell Monbleau (Photo from Hollis, NH Police)

Russell Monbleau (Photo from Hollis, NH Police)

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MASON, N.H. (CBS/AP) — New Hampshire police are looking for a man suspected of assaulting a police chief during a traffic stop in Mason.

The police department says Chief Barry Hutchins was trying to arrest 38-year-old Russell N. Monbleau of Fitchburg, Mass. on Friday night when Monbleau struck him several times and threw a metal chair at him knocking him to the ground.

Monbleau then ran into the woods. Police searched the area with dogs but were unable to find him.

Police arrested the driver of the car, 34-year-old Danielle Dickstein of Amherst on charges of possession of crack cocaine and marijuana.

Monbleau has been in legal trouble in the past. In 2012, he was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor for allegedly providing marijuana to two children.

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