Police: Teen arrested after hitting cruiser with stolen car

Fairfield

Police in Connecticut say a 19-year-old intentionally crashed a stolen car into a police cruiser before fleeing.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/2WComSw) that Bridgeport police officers went after the car on Saturday night after a man reported that it had been stolen in Milford.

Authorities say officers caught up with the stolen car and the driver intentionally hit the police cruiser. The car fled and police continued to chase it before eventually stopping the car at West Avenue and West Liberty Street.

No one was injured.

Authorities say the driver, Raheem Dashawn Sumra, was taken into custody and faces charges including larceny and reckless driving. It wasn’t immediately clear Sunday whether Sumra has a lawyer.

Police say two juveniles who were also in the car were released to their guardians.

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