Troopers shatter window, pull suspect from vehicle after pursuit that ended in Waltham

WALTHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - Troopers shattered a window to pull a resisting suspect from a vehicle following a pursuit on Route 128 that started in Needham and ended in Waltham on Friday morning, state police said.

Trooper Thomas O’Shea tried to stop Tonnie L. Griham, 52, of Boston, for operating erratically across all four lanes of Route 128 northbound in the area of exit 19 around 10:15 a.m. but he refused to pull over, prompting a pursuit, according to state police.

Additional troopers laid a tire deflation device across the highway but the suspect vehicle reportedly stopped prior to hitting the device.

That’s when police say Griham refused to get out of the vehicle, so troopers had to break a window to remove him, state police said.

He was transported to Lahey Clinic for an evaluation before being arrested on charges of operating under the influence of drugs, third offense; operating under the influence with license currently suspended for prior OUI, possession of a Class A narcotic, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop for police.

Several troopers suffered minor injuries while removing Griham from the vehicle.

No additional information has been released.

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