By Connecticut State Police.
(November 26, 2022)—On 11/26/2022 at approximately 0042 hours Troopers were investigating a large group of cars that had been observed operating at a high rate of speed and racing on RT-9 in the towns of Cromwell and Middletown. Troopers followed the group of vehicles to the DOT Commuter Lot located off of Industrial Park Rd in Cromwell, a large group of cars were observed engaging in reckless and dangerous activities.
At the entrance of the commuter lot Troopers placed down stop sticks and then entered the lot to take enforcement action. The accused who was seated in his vehicle in the lot was approached by Troopers and was given verbal commands to stop and shut off his vehicle which he disregarded. Troopers then grabbed ahold of the drivers side door handle and again instructed the accused the stop. The accused then accelerated dragging the Trooper for a short distance, before attempting to exit the lot. While exiting the lot the accused ran over the stop sticks and passed two State Police Cruisers almost striking both. The accused then fled the scene at a high rate of speed and was later found behind a local business attempting to change his tire. The accused was then taken into custody and transported back to Troop H, where he was processed on the above charges. The accused was issued a 5,000 Non-Surety Bond and is scheduled to appear before GA-9 Middletown Superior Court at 0900 Hours.