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Michael Palughi arrested

posted May 27, 2015, 6:04 AM by Lt. Christopher Mattei   [ updated May 27, 2015, 6:07 AM ]
On Monday morning, May 25, 2015, at approximately 1:00am officers from the Conway Police Department with the assistance of the Bartlett Police Department arrested 


Michael Palughi

501 English Village Road

Manchester, NH.


Michael Palughi failed to yield to Conway Officer Hill as the officer attempted to affect a motor vehicle stop on Route 16 just north of North Conway Village.  Michael Palughi failed to yield to Officer Hill who was operating a fully marked police cruiser with the emergency lights illuminated.  Michael Palughi continued to drive northbound and ultimately crossed into the town of Bartlett.  Assistance was then granted by the Bartlett Police Department. 


Michael Palughi stopped as he turned onto Pumpkin Hollow Road in Bartlett where the vehicle is believed to have run out of gas.  Michael Palughi was immediately taken into custody and charged with the following:


Driving While Intoxicated (Subsequent Offense)

Disobeying a Police Officer

Driving After Revocation or Suspension

Reckless Operation

Habitual Offender


Michael Palughi was also found to be wanted out of Hillsborough County Superior Court for an incident that occurred in May of 2014.  Mr. Palughi had an open warrant for his arrest for the following:


Driving While Intoxicated (Subsequent Offense)

Disobeying a Police Officer

Habitual Offender

Operating After Revocation or Suspension


Michael Palughi has an extensive criminal history to include multiple offenses of Driving While Impaired, Disobeying a Police Officer, Reckless Operation and Driving After Revocation or Suspension.


In September of 2007 Michael Palughi fled in the vehicle that he was operating from a Conway Police Department officer after being stopped on North South Road in North Conway.  He led law enforcement officers from multiple agencies on a pursuit for several miles which ultimately ended in Fryeburg, Maine where he was taken into custody.  As a result of that incident, Michael Palughi was convicted of two counts of Reckless Conduct, Driving While Impaired, Disobeying a Police Officer and Driving After Revocation or Suspension.  He was also charged in the State of Maine for multiple offenses.


Michael Palughi is currently being held on $5,000 cash bail at the Carroll County House of Corrections