MERIDEN — A man faces charges after police said he fled from an officer with three children in the car.
Jason Colon, 31, of 2660 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, was charged Tuesday with first-degree reckless endangerment, interfering with police, engaging police in pursuit, evading responsibility, reckless driving, risk of injury to a minor, improper use of a marker, operation of a motor vehicle without a license, and speeding.
On Tuesday around 8 a.m., Colon initially pulled over when police stopped him for speeding in the area of 1500 N. Colony Road.
Colon then drove off and was turning on Griswold Street when he lost control and drove off the road. Colon fled from the car on foot while a woman got out of the car and waited for police, the report said.
The officer chased Colon and apprehended him. Police spoke with the woman and noted there were children in the car, ages 10, 9 and 6. The woman said Colon was giving them a ride to school and she begged him to stop for police, the report said. No injuries were reported.
Colon told police he fled because he was wanted on a larceny warrant. Police noted he is also on probation in a separate case. He was held on $50,000 bond and arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday. A judge increased the bond to $75,000 and continued the case to Nov. 30.