Car Crashes Into At Least 6 Vehicles During Pursuit: Police


A car that was driving erratically crashed into at least six vehicles, including three police cars on Monday night, according to police.

New Haven Police contacted Connecticut State Police to report a black car with a temporary registration driving erratically around 5:12 p.m.

According to witnesses, the vehicle was seen driving the wrong way and was traveling northbound on Interstate 91 southbound.

When the vehicle traveled from the New Haven area to the Wallingford area, troopers surrounded the vicinity in an attempt to make contact with the driver, police said.

Witnesses said the vehicle then corrected his direction of travel and began to travel southbound on I-91 southbound from the Wallingford area, in a suspected attempt to evade responding police officers.

The operator of the car collided with at least three state police cruisers and at least three other vehicles during the pursuit, police said. There were minor injuries reported and one person was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

New Haven Police were able to apprehend the driver of the car and take him into custody, police said. Officers believe he was involved in several burglaries throughout the city. The man's name has not been released.

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