Chief Catches Woman Driving on 3 Tires, With Sparks Flying

March 6, 2016 Updated: March 6, 2016

CORNISH, N.H.—A New Hampshire woman caught the attention of a small-town police chief when he spotted her driving on three tires and saw sparks flying up from the metal rim where the fourth tire should be.

Police in Cornish say 20-year-old Samantha Clark-West was subsequently arrested on charges including driving while intoxicated and reckless operation.

Chief E. Douglas Hackett stopped 20-year-old Samantha Clark-West at close to 1 a.m. Sunday on Route 12A in Cornish, a town of about 1,600 residents.

(Photo by Cornish Police Department)
(Photo by Cornish Police Department)

The Newport woman is also charged with unlawful possession of alcohol, driving without a valid license and misuse of plates.

She is due to appear in Claremont District Court on March 14.

It was not immediately known if she has a lawyer. A phone listing for her couldn’t be found.


On Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 00:39 hours, Chief Hackett was on routine patrol monitoring traffic on Route 12A South in…

Posted by Cornish NH Police Department on Sunday, March 6, 2016