Police: Man led Wallingford officer on pursuit, threw canned meat from car

Police: Man led Wallingford officer on pursuit, threw canned meat from car

Record-Journal

WALLINGFORD — A Bristol man faces charges after police say he led police on a chase on Route 5 in October.

Michael Lowery, 34, of 1299 Stafford Ave., Bristol, was arrested by warrant on Wednesday and charged with interfering with police, reckless driving and engaging in pursuit. He was also cited for speeding. During his arraignment in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday, a judge set bond at $2,500 and continued the case to Feb. 14.

On Oct. 13 an officer saw Lowery walk out of Rite Aid, 605 North Colony Road, get into a car and drive off on Route 5 at a high rate of speed. The officer attempted to stop Lowery, who reached speeds of up to 60 mph, passing cars on the left, crossing the double yellow line and driving in the wrong lane, according to a police report.

At the intersection of Route 5 and Cedar Lane, Lowery threw some canned meat out of the car, causing the officer to swerve to avoid hitting it. The officer was directed to end the chase after about two and a half miles.

The officer ran the vehicle registration, which came back to Lowery, the report noted. Lowery is currently on probation and has a history of police pursuits, the report said.




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