RAYNHAM (CBS) – A wild chase through two towns ended in a crash with at least one person seriously hurt late Tuesday morning.
It started just after 11 a.m. in Easton when a police officer tried to stop a car for an expired inspection sticker, but the driver took off.
The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Alexander Cruz. The Easton officer says Cruz reached speeds of 80 mph and passed other vehicles in the breakdown lane.
Police say Cruz crashed and hit two vehicles after he drove over a tire deflation device that was put into the road by Raynham officers. A female passenger in Cruz’s car was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter with serious injuries.
Three people in one of the other vehicles were injured.
State Police later tweeted that the suspect nearly struck one of their cruisers.
Cruz faces several charges related to the pursuit and also has three arrest warrants. He will be arraigned Wednesday morning.