State trooper crashes while chasing bank robbery suspect in Attleboro

ATTLEBORO, MASS. (WHDH) - A state trooper crashed their cruiser into a utility pole in Attleboro Saturday after two possibly armed bank robbery suspects — one of whom allegedly fled the wrong way down the highway — led police on separate chases.

One of the suspects, Dong Lee, 48 of Providence, was arrested after crashing a white Toyota.

The second suspect, 47-year-old Charles Wheeler, is accused of stealing a Honda from a gas station in North Attleboro before leading police on a chase down Route 1, during which he allegedly turned around an started driving the wrong way into oncoming traffic.

A state trooper who crashed into a utility pole in the parking lot of a Friendly’s while pursuing him suffered minor injuries. The chase ended at a Motor Inn, where Wheeler was taken into custody.

Both men are expected to be arraigned Monday.

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