Man Lead State Police in 26 Mile Chase Through Multiple Towns

This article was published on: 03/3/17 9:55 PM by Mike Minarsky



On Friday, Connecticut State Troopers attempted to stop a man who was driving a reported stolen vehicle out of Norwich. The driver, who was also suspected of a robbery in Norwich refused to stop. The driver continued to evade Troopers and continued on the limited access highway and state roads for 26 miles through several towns including Colcehester, Marlborough, Hebron, then back into Colchester. Troopers utilized “stop sticks” at several locations in attempts to stop the car. One of the tires did deflate and the suspect cointinued to drive on the vehicle’s rim. Troopers eventually boxed in the suspect. The suspect then intentionally rammed 2 cruisers. The suspect was finally stopped on Rt 354 near the Salem town line. The suspect was then taken into custody without any further incident. No Police sustained any injuries and the damage to the crusiers was minor. The accused, Peter Smith of Wethersfield was charged with multiple charges including 1st Degree Larceny and held on $100,000 bond.

Smith will be presented in Norwich Superior Court on the 3/6/17. The Norwich Police Department was also notified and will also be arresting Smith on their pending charges.

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