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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

High Speed Pursuit on Rt. 128 Northbound

At approximately 2:00 AM, a Massachusetts State Police Sergeant on patrol in cruiser 776 on Route 128 Northbound in the Canton area observed a vehicle operating erratically with the hazard lights on. When the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, the female operator refused to pull over. Initial speeds were approximately 90 MPH, but the sergeant slowed down and secured his blue lights as the suspect's vehicle approached the construction detail setup near the East St. overpass.
Upon exiting the detail, the vehicle accelerated to approximately 110 miles per hour. Another trooper was able to successfully deploy spike strips near Exit 17, but the suspect continued to travel at a high rate of speed, even as her tires came off of the rims.
She then slowed to 40 MPH, drove in the breakdown lane and exited at Highland Ave, with both left tires completely gone. Officers pursued the vehicle down Highland Ave, until she came to a stop while attempting to make a u-turn at Winchester St in Newton. Newton PD were on scene and assisted troopers in safely taking the woman into custody. She was transported by State Police to the Milton Barracks. An ambulance was requested to meet the cruiser at the barracks due to reports that the woman may have been having psychiatric issues and be off of her medicine. The woman's vehicle was towed.
The entire pursuit lasted approximately 10 minutes.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

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