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Man arrested after crashing stolen car, jumping off Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge to avoid police, CSP say

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Fairfield man has been arrested after Connecticut State Police said he crashed a stolen car and jumped off of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge on Interstate-95 to get away from responding troopers.

Troopers said on Saturday at around 10 a.m., 34-year-old Abdulrahim Sulaiman crashed the stolen vehicle into a snowbank.

The suspect then ran away and jumped off of the bridge to allegedly get away from the responding law enforcement. New Haven police located him in the water. He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment.

An initial investigation determined that man had intentionally crashed the car. Narcotics were found on his property.

He was arrested upon his release from the hospital.

Sulaiman was charged with failure to keep in the proper lane, evading responsibility, larceny second degree, criminal mischief first degree, interfering/resisting arrest in violation, assault of a police officer, possession of a controlled substance and possession of less than 1/2 ounce of cannabis.

He was held on a $50,000 surety bond and is due inNew Haven Superior Court on Monday.

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