BOURNE (CBS) — A man was arrested after Massachusetts State Police said he tried to drive through a security checkpoint at a Cape Cod military base early Monday morning.
State Police said Harold Lamotte, 31, of Charlestown, Rhode Island tried to drive through a checkpoint at Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne around 2 a.m. Monday without stopping.
Lamotte refused to stop for Air Force security at the checkpoint, which State Police said led to Camp Edwards.
With the help of base security, State Police pursued Lamotte. They said he sped off down Estey Road, crashed into a pole, and was arrested.
During his booking at the State Police Bourne Barracks, State Police said the man became assaultive and resisted troopers.
He was charged with failure to stop, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, failure to stop for a police officer, speeding, and trespassing, and had the charges of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and attempting to escape from jail added after the booking incident.
Lamotte did not make any threats, and is not believed to be a threat to national security or have any relation to terrorism.
State Police said it is not yet known why he did not stop.
He was held on $25,000 bail and brought to the Barnstable House of Corrections.