Police: Meriden man crashed stolen car after fleeing from officer

Police: Meriden man crashed stolen car after fleeing from officer

Record-Journal
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MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police said he crashed a stolen car on Chamberlain Highway after striking a police cruiser and another vehicle.

Armando Perez, 25, of 240 Bunker Ave., was charged with second-degree larceny, interfering with police, reckless driving, evading, driving without a license and driving under suspension. He was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Monday and held on $15,000 bond. The case was continued to April 20.

About 6:50 p.m. Friday, an officer saw a car that was reported stolen in the parking lot of 54 Chamberlain Highway. The officer tried to speak with the driver, later identified as Perez, but he drove off, striking a parked car and the officer’s cruiser, according to a police report. Perez drove at a high rate of speed north on Chamberlain Highway before crashing into the traffic island at the intersection of Chamberlain Highway and Kensington Avenue, the report said.

Perez was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The car was determined to be a total loss, the report said.




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