For Immediate Release
Posted: March 18, 2023


Amber Lagace, Public Relations & Community Outreach
(603) 223-8434 |

Trooper Assaulted During DUI Arrest

suspect vanessa hallNorthfield, New Hampshire – On March 18, 2023, at approximately 2:10 AM, Trooper Cotnoir of the New Hampshire State Police Troop D Barracks was monitoring traffic on Interstate 93. While doing so, he observed a vehicle traveling through the Canterbury rest area without any lights illuminated and the vehicle came to a stop in the travel lane on the on-ramp returning to the mainline. After stopping the vehicle, the trooper identified the operator as: Vanessa L. Hall, Age: 39, Laconia, NH.

After a roadside investigation, Trooper Cotnoir placed Hall under arrest for driving under the influence. During the arrest, Hall resisted arrest and kicked Trooper Cotnoir in the hand.

Hall was transported to the Merrimack County House of Corrections in Boscawen, NH, where she was bailed and released on her own personal recognizance. Hall was charged with driving under the influence, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, lights required, and stopping, standing prohibited. Hall is scheduled to appear in the Franklin District Court on April 10, 2023, at 8:00 AM.