A man faces drug charges after a high-speed chase

HAMPTON – A Massachusetts man is facing more than a dozen charges after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase that ended with his vehicle running off the road and overturning early Friday morning.

Robert Madrigal, 25, of Methuen, Massachusetts, remains in custody after being arraigned before a judge on 14 charges, including drug possession with intent to distribute, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving under the influence, according to Hampton Police Chief Alex Reno vehicle after suspension, disobedience to an officer, as well as leaving the scene of an accident, etc. Reno said Madrigal also has an outstanding warrant from Salem District Court.

“He has a probable cause hearing on felony drug charges,” Reno said. “There were several different types of drugs in the car and the quantity was consistent with possession with intent to distribute.”

Over Memorial Day weekend in Hampton, police made 20 arrests, most of which were alcohol-related.

According to Reno, Hampton police attempted to stop a black 2020 Madrigal Nissan Rogue on a suspected traffic violation on Friday morning, May 24. Initially, Madrigal slowed to a stop, Reno said, and then accelerated. When he tried to turn onto Route 286 at high speed, the car failed and went off the road.