UNION — State police say they arrested a Meriden man who allegedly fled the scene of a crash with injuries on Interstate 84 earlier this summer.
Ean Nosal, 24, has been charged with a warrant for second-degree reckless endangerment, engaging in a chase and driving recklessly at over 85 mph, state police said Thursday. in a press release.
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on July 10, C Troop State Police in Tolland were notified that Massachusetts State Police had attempted to stop a gray Nissan Altima with Connecticut plates in Charlton, Mass., state police said.
The car had been involved in a crash in Massachusetts “with injuries reported” but fled the scene, state police said.
Massachusetts State Police attempted to stop the car a second time in Sturbridge, Mass., but broke off the pursuit at the border, police said.
Around 3:40 p.m., a Connecticut trooper spotted the car traveling west on I-84 near exit 71 with damage to the front end, state police said in a statement.
“The Nissan was observed in the left lane of three traveling at an extremely high speed,” the statement said. “After passing the Connecticut State Police cruiser, the Nissan was observed moving over the left shoulder to pass traffic at high speed.”
The soldier attempted to stop the car, using lights and a fire, but the driver of the Nissan kept moving, reaching speeds of around 110 mph, state police said. The police broke off the pursuit around exit 70.
Connecticut State Police caught up with the vehicle again between exits 69 and 68, troopers said.
“The Nissan again failed to stop, and troopers interrupted their efforts to stop the Nissan, which continued to move west on I-84,” state police said. .
The car was later located at the home of a relative of Nosal’s in Burlington. State police said the relative indicated that Nosal parked the car there and then drove home to Meriden.
Authorities have requested an arrest warrant for Nosal. State Police said he turned himself in to C Troop on Friday, August 26. He was released on $7,500 bond and is due in state Superior Court in Rockville on September 7.
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