Police: Man fled from officers at gas station while fueling car

Police: Man fled from officers at gas station while fueling car

By Lauren Sievert

Record-Journal staff

PLAINVILLE — A Bristol man faces charges after police said he fled from an officer who approached him at a gas station.

Dylan Martin, 25, of 189 King St., was charged Tuesday with first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, interfering with police, disobeying the signal of an officer and filling a gas tank while engine is running.

On Jan. 5 around 10:50 a.m., an officer was looking for Martin in connection with a protection order, according to Martin’s arrest warrant. The officer apporached Martin’s car at the Sunoco gas station, 263 East St. Martin saw the officer and drove off at a high rate of speed, causing a gas pump to pull out of the fill tank.

Martin pulled on East Street, cutting off another car, the warrant said. The officer attempted to follow, but lost sight of the car.

Martin was taken into custody on Tuesday and was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court. The judge set bond at $5,000 and continued the case to Feb. 7. According to the state judicial website, Martin has 10 other pending cases for charges including possession of a controlled substance, violation of a restraining order, larceny, criminal impersonation, and interfering with police.

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