A car narrowly missed the house of Middlefield's volunteer fire chief on Thursday night.
State police said they were trying to pull over Edwin Rodriguez, 29, of Meriden, on Jackson Hill Road for driving without a back license plate when he careened off the road and struck four parked cars outside the garage of Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company Chief Peter Tyc.
Rodriguez was driving as fast as 60 to 70 miles per hour, according to police, and the car ended up on its side near the garage.
Rodriguez was conscious and alert when first responders pulled him from the car.
He was transported to Hartford Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
State police are investigating and said Rodriguez was charged with reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under suspension. engaging police officers in a pursuit and failure to display marker plates.
He is due in court on April 11.