Suspect in custody after hitting officer with car, leading police on multi-town chase

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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have a suspect in custody after a multi-town chase ended in Waterbury.

At approximately 2:15 pm an officer was making a traffic stop in East Hartford after reports of a suspicious vehicle.

When the officer approached the stopped vehicle, the woman — who was lying down — put the car in drive and hit the officer, a report states.

A chase ensued and went on from miles: from East Hartford to Waterbury.

The chase — which involved nine cruisers from state and local police — came to a conclusion near exit 25 on Interstate 84 in Waterbury after officers deployed stop sticks, which caused one of the car’s front tires to blow out

Officers boxed the woman in; one tried to hit the driver’s side window, trying to break it.

Officers were able to open the passenger door and she crawled out and was taken into custody.

Police have yet to release her name or charges.

The unknown officer was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

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