CT State Police: Utah man drove wrong way on I-84 west in Southington, led police on chase, struck trooper

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SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP/WTNH) — Connecticut State Police arrested a Utah man after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 84 in Southington, led police on a chase, and intentionally struck a trooper, who was not seriously injured Saturday.

Michael Newman, of Salt Lake City, Utah was charged with assaulting a police officer, driving under the influence, and other crimes.

He’s detained on $150,000 bail pending a court arraignment Monday.

State Police say Newman drove the wrong way on I-84 near Exit 32 at about 2 a.m. Saturday and struck a trooper after police had boxed him in.

It’s not clear if Newman has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.

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