PD: New Haven teen arrested after police chase ends in crash


A New Haven teen was arrested after allegedly engaging police in a pursuit, before crashing into a cruiser on Thursday afternoon. 

Connecticut State Police say that at around 4:14 p.m., officers were notified by New Haven Police that they had attempted to stop a red 2002 Audi A4 on Interstate 91 southbound, near exit 8. 

Troopers were advised that the Audi was a suspect vehicle for armed robberies and likely had a firearm inside of it. 

Related: Pursuit ends with crash in New Haven

Police later found the car on Sargent Drive and I-95 and attempted to pull it over. However, the suspect instead engaged troopers in a pursuit before eventually striking a police cruiser on Blatchley Avenue. 

The driver, later identified as 18-year-old Taezman Brewer, was then arrested. He was charged with interfering with an officer, reckless endangerment, engaging in pursuit and reckless driving. 

Brewer was held on a $50,000 bond.

WEB EXTRA: News 8 Viewer Captures New Haven Pursuit Scene (Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

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