October 8 2017

Burlington Teen Arrested After Allegedly Causing Crash While Racing that Injured Somerville Police Officer

By: Rich Hosford

Update Monday, October 9 at 10 p.m. 

Michael Ricci, 18, of Burlington, who has been charged with felony reckless conduct after allegedly causing an accident while racing other vehicles that left an off-duty officer in the hospital, has posted the $10,000 bail. He will be arraigned on October 20 in Rockingham County Superior Court in New Hampshire. 

Somerville Police Officer Louis Remigio, who was struck by Ricci's vehicle while riding a motorcycle, remained in critical condition Monday evening, according to the Somerville Police Department and the Somerville Mayor's office. 

"We are heartbroken for Officer Remigio and his family over this tragic, completely avoidable accident. Lou is a well-loved and valued member of our police force and our community, and has served Somerville with the highest honor for the last 30 years. We continue to pray for his recovery, and our thoughts are with his entire family at this very difficult time,” Somerville Police Chief David Fallon and Mayor Joseph Curtatone said in a joint statement.

Photo: Ricci mugshot (Courtesy) 


Original Story


A Burlington teen is facing charges in New Hampshire after allegedly causing an accident that injured a police officer while racing.

Multiple outlets, including New Hampshire’s WMUR, are reporting that Michael Ricci, 18, of Burlington, was arrested and charged with felony reckless conduct after allegedly causing an accident on Interstate 95 in North Hampton, NH, on Sunday morning.

New Hampshire State Police say witnesses reported that Ricci was racing other drivers while operating a Mercedes-Benz. Police say he drove over the center lane and struck off-duty Somerville officer Louis Remigio, who was riding a motorcycle. Remigio, a Tewksbury resident, was rushed to an area hospital and is reportedly in critical condition.

The driver and passenger of another vehicle involved in the accident were also taken to the hospital. Authorities said they sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Ricci was uninjured in the accident. He is being held on $10,000 bail at the Rockingham County Jail and will be arraigned on Tuesday in the Seabrook Circuit Court.


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