Pair faces charges in driving erratically

Police on Wednesday afternoon arrested a pair of drivers whose alleged erratic behavior while driving prompted other drivers to call police.

Samantha Frechette, 25, of Nashua, and Michael McNeill, 26, of Hudson, both face numerous charges, including driving while intoxicated, after a Hudson police officer, responding to the call, witnessed them switch seats in a Honda CR-V as it traveled westbound on Central Street, police said in a written statement.

Police began looking for a Honda CR-V at about 5 p.m. after receiving several reports that the vehicle was crossing the double yellow line as it traveled into town on Route 111, and that the occupants were also placing their hands and legs out of the vehicle, the statement said.

A Hudson police officer first spotted McNeill driving a vehicle matching the description as it headed west on Central Street and followed it, pulling it over to find Frechette in the drivers seat, police said.

Frechette was charged with hindering apprehension and driving while intoxicated. McNeill, who was not authorized to drive, was charged with felony level operating while a habitual offender, disobeying an officer, driving while intoxicated, as well as possession charges for the pills police allegedly found in his clothes, police said.

Bail for McNeill and Frechette was set at $3,000 cash or surety. Frechette posted bail while McNeill did not and was taken to the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections pending his arraignment today in Nashua District Court.