CONCORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Three State Police cruisers were struck and damaged along Route 2 in Concord after a pursuit of a stolen vehicle wanted out of Rhode Island early Wednesday morning, State Police confirmed.
At 2:47 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper from State Police Holden on Route 190 north in Sterling observed a 2008 Dodge Charger which had been stolen out of Rhode Island and had fled from Worcester Police earlier. The trooper attempted to stop the car but the suspect, whom police later identified as 26-year-old Tristan Breton of Manville, Rhode Island, refused to stop and the trooper initiated a pursuit with Troop C Headquarters taking command and control. The Breton’s car hit the tire deflation devices other troopers deployed ahead of its route but continued to flee onto Route 2 eastbound.
A short time later Troop A took over command and control while the Charger was on Route 2 eastbound and passed the route 495 interchange in Littleton. Police said Breton was driving on his rims by this point.
A Massachusetts State Police Sergeant was able to box the car in on Route 2 east in Concord just beyond Walden pond at 3:18 a.m. after Breton traveled over 21 miles on flat tires. His car was brought to a stop at mile marker 123.8 and police took Breton, the lone occupant, into custody. Three cruisers were struck and damaged by Breton’s vehicle as he unsuccessfully continued to try to avoid apprehension.
Breton was transported to State Police Holden for booking and faces several charges including negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Officials said he will be brought to Clinton District Court for his arraignment later this morning.
The scene on Route 2 has since been cleared.
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