WAREHAM, Mass. (WHDH) — A multi-town police chase ended when Wareham police blew out the suspect’s tires with stop sticks.
The car was banged up with two of its tires shredded – but that wasn't enough to stop a man on the Cape who police say was trying to make a quick getaway.
“At times it was probably 50-60 miles per hour,” said Sgt. Peter Flannery of the Wareham Police Department.
The chase started in Bourne and then went into Wareham, Plymouth and then back into Wareham. A dozen cop cars trailed the suspect as he drove on highways and through residential neighborhoods and during the chase, police said the suspect kept throwing cash out the window. At one point the car hit a cruiser, but kept going. Police did everything to try to safely get the car to stop.
“One of the officers on Wareham Police Department deployed stop stick, and two of the tires were flattened,” said Sgt. Flannery.
Even that didn't stop the suspect. Then – several miles later, the suspect stopped at Tobey Hospital in Wareham, got out of the car, and ran into the emergency room. Police moved right in, before anyone in the hospital could be put in danger.
“He was tackled. After a brief struggle he was taken into custody,” said Sgt. Flannery.
Four police officers chased the suspect inside and tackled the suspect who is now in custody with police in Bourne.