Couple In Stolen Vehicle Arrested In Greenfield After Car Chase
It seems like there's been an abundance of high-speed car chases going on in Western Massachusetts lately. Here's another one to add to the list. And, no, these folks didn't escape the police either.
WWLP/22 News Springfield reports that early Tuesday afternoon, after a high-speed pursuit on I-91, a man and woman were arrested by police in Greenfield.
Allegedly reaching speeds up to 115 miles per hour at times, the couple led the police through Deerfield. Troopers finally terminated the chase after the suspects took a left turn on I-91 and began traveling in the wrong direction on Route 2.
Massachusetts State Police spokesperson Dave Procopio said that officers with the Greenfield Police Department arrested the suspects shortly after 12:30 p.m. after which they were turned over to State Police to be processed in Shelburne Falls.
On Tuesday morning at approximately 11:45 a.m., a state trooper traveling north on I-91 tried to stop a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The vehicle was a blue SUV with Delaware plates. The driver allegedly refused to stop and proceeded to lead police on a high-speed chase.
Due to safety concerns, the State Police stopped pursuing the suspects once they drove the wrong way up the ramp to Route 2 West in Greenfield and then proceeded to head east on the westbound side.
Greenfield and Deerfield police assisted the State Troopers in searching for the vehicle in different locations in Greenfield. Greenfield Police finally located them at a Dunkin' Donuts on Federal Street after they received a call reporting suspicious people there.
According to Procopio, Greenfield police arrested the suspects, a man alleged to be the driver of the vehicle and a woman who was the passenger. Charges and identities of the suspects have yet to be announced.
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