ANDOVER — Police said they searched unsuccessfully for a man who fled a traffic stop and a car accident on the northbound ramp to Interstate 93 from River Road on Wednesday of last week.

Officers tried to stop the vehicle for a registration violation around noon, but when the driver pulled over, he got into a minor accident on the ramp, police said.

The unidentified man then ran away, leading to a chase that lasted a couple of hours, police said.

The man fled toward Old River Road and Lawrence through the neighborhood that includes Campanelli Drive. River Road leads directly into Lawrence and passes by the Greater Lawrence Technical High School.

Two police dogs as well as other resources were called in to search for the man, according to Andover police Lt. Eddie Guy.

"They were unsuccessful," he said, adding that the investigation is continuing.

Guy said police have an idea of who the man might be so they will keep looking for him.


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